Judge Reviews Motions by Defense in 2021 Homicide Case

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During a Sept. 15 hearing, defense attorney Dana Page informed DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt that she filed two motions to conduct independent DNA testing and to preclude the prosecution from using all the DNA evidence. 

Rashon Hall, 26, is charged with first-degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in connection to the murder of 22-year-old Joseph Simmons on Jan. 3, 2021, on the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE. 

Page filed the motions on Sept. 14.

Page asked Judge Brandt to hold off on a ruling about consumption, as there may be additional arguments. 

Parties are scheduled to reconvene on Oct. 14. 

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