Judge Reschedules Hearing To Give Parties Time To Discuss Evidence

During a Dec. 7 hearing, DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun rescheduled a homicide case to give the parties enough time to review and talk over evidence.

Alphonso Oliver, 33, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Levoire Simmons. The shooting occurred the night of July 5 around 1:10 a.m. on the 700 block of Kenilworth Terrace, NE. Oliver turned himself in on July 11. 

Oliver was on supervised release at the time of the murder connected to a 12-year sentence for aggravated assault.

Defense attorney Prescott Loveland mentioned they are missing body-worn camera footage in connection to the homicide and the video or transcripts of witness testimonies. He requested that the prosecution hand over.

Judge Okun granted the request.

The prosecutor requested another status date to review the body-worn camera evidence and witness testimonies to give to the defense at the discretion of the witness’s identity.

The hearing is scheduled for March 10. 

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