Judge Reschedules Murder Defendant’s Court Dates


A busy trial season leads to a judge rescheduling the dates of a murder defendant’s criminal proceedings. 

Tony White, also known as Cedric Alexander, 47, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Daquan Hooks, a resident of Northeast, DC, on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE on March 23, 2017. Hooks, 38, was found unconscious with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to an area hospital and succumbed to his injuries. 

DC Superior Court Judge Ronna Beck arranged to reschedule both the status hearing and trial dates because she faces a busy trial season. Even though she planned for a status hearing on April 3, and subsequently a trial on June 1, both are subject to change.