Judge Reschedules Status Hearing

A DC Superior Court judge rescheduled a March 24 status hearing due to the defense counsel’s absence.

John Woods is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 60-year-old Geno Freeman on Feb. 19. Woods, 66, allegedly shot Freeman twice with a shotgun on the 6000 block of Chillum Place, NE.

Defense attorney James King was not able to attend the hearing. Another attorney, Joseph Yarbough, filled in to help with the proceedings.

Judge Milton Lee rescheduled the hearing to April 5.

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.