Judge Schedules, Continues 15 Murder Hearings

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled trial readiness hearings and a status hearing for eight murder defendants on Nov. 17, continuing seven other murder hearings for later dates. 

A majority of the hearings have been scheduled or continued to dates in 2021.

Judge Juliet McKenna scheduled trial readiness hearings for Malik Holston, Dewayne Chatman, Jalonta Little, Monte Johnson, James Mayfield, Robert Moses, Clinton Womack, and Cedric Alexander

Holston, 18, is charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and first-degree murder while armed murder which was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel commited against a witness to a criminal investigation or judicial proceeding in the death of 15-year-old Gerald Watson

Watson was fatally shot on Dec. 13, 2018, on the 2900 block of Knox Place, SE. Holston has been held in this case since Dec. 19, 2018, at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). Judge McKenna scheduled Holston’s next hearing for March 9, 2021. 

Chatman, 34, is charged with obstruction of justice, threat to kidnap or injure a person, unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, malicious disfigurement while armed, mayhem while armed, aggravated assault knowingly while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed and first-degree murder while armed in the death of Evan Williams

Williams was fatally shot on Sept. 8, 2016, on the 4000 block of 3rd Street, SE. Chatman has been held in DC Jail since Nov. 23, 2016. Judge McKenna scheduled Chatman’s next hearing for March 22, 2021. 

Little, 30, and Johnson, 25, are co-defendants who are charged with conspiracy in a bias-related crime, robbery while armed in a bias-related crime, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with a dangerous weapon in a bias-related crime, assault with intent to commit robbery while armed and felony murder while armed in a bias-related crime in the death of Deeniquia Dodds, a transgendered woman. 

Dodds was killed on July 4, 2016, on the 200 block of Division Avenue, NE. Little has been held in DC Jail since Sep. 20, 2016, while Johnson has been held since Feb. 9, 2017. Judge McKenna scheduled Little and Johnson’s next hearing on March 1, 2021. 

Mayfield, 21, is charged in two different cases. He has a co-defendant, Moses, 21, in one of those cases. 

Mayfield and Moses are charged with assault with the intent to kill while armed in a drive-by or random shooting offense committed during release, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence while armed committed during release, assault with the intent to kills where the victim was especially vulnerable due to age or mental or physical infirmity, drive-by or random shooting, aggravated assault with grave risk while armed, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and first-degree murder while armed in a drive-by or random shooting in the death of 17 year-old Jamahri Sydnor

Sydnor was shot on Aug. 10, 2017, on the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue, NE. She was pronounced dead two days later. Moses has been held in DC Jail since Oct. 27, 2017. 

Mayfield is also charged with first-degree murder while armed and first-degree murder while armed while committing or attempting to a commit a robbery in the death of Elijah Henry and Jermaine Bowens

Henry was fatally shot on Dec. 27, 2017, on the 1800 block of Bryant Street, NE. Bowens was fatally shot on Dec. 26, 2017, on the 2200 block of Douglas Street, NE. Mayfield has been held in DC Jail since Dec. 28, 2017. 

Judge McKenna scheduled Mayfield and Moses’ next hearings for March 1, 2021. 

Womack, 31, is charged with first-degree burglary while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, robbery while armed, attempted robbery while armed, kidnapping while armed, unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction and first-degree murder while armed in the death of Terry Crutchfield

Crutchfield was killed on Dec. 6, 2016, on the 1500 block of Olive Street, NE. Womack has been held in DC Jail since Dec. 21, 2016. Judge McKenna scheduled his next hearing for Feb. 22, 2021.

Alexander, 48, who is also known as Tony White is charged with robbery while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm with ap prior crime of violence, carrying a pistol without a license and first-degree murder while armed in the death of Daquan Hooks.

Hooks was fatally shot on March 23, 2017, on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE. Alexander has been held in DC Jail since Aug. 28, 2018. Judge McKenna scheduled his next hearing for March 12, 2021. 

Judge McKenna continued hearings for Lance Ammons, Edward Brown, Antonio McKenzie, Steven Robin, Juan Kibler, Andre Smith and Davon Patterson

Ammons, 43, is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon outside home or business and second-degree murder while armed in the death of 62 year-old Robert Bolich

Bolich was fatally stabbed on Aug. 22, 2019, on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Ammons has been held since Aug. 23, 2019. He is currently held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, DC’s psychiatric institution. 

Judge McKenna scheduled Ammons’ next hearing for March 19, 2021, to give time to his attorney to possibly challenge a competency finding. 

Brown, McKenzie, and Robin are involved in a co-defendant matter in which they are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and first-degree murder while armed in the death of 29 year-old Kenneth Poindexter

Poindexter was fatally shot on Jan. 20, 2018, on the 4800 block of Benning Road, SE. Robin has been held since June 28, 2018. McKenzie has been held since April 10, 2019, and Brown has been held since June, 21, 2019. Judge McKenna scheduled a status hearing for Dec. 21. 

Kibler, 29, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed and aggravated assault in connection to the death of 40-year-old Joseph Harris

Harris was fatally stabbed on May 7, 2018, on the 2300 block of Green Street, SE. Kibler has been held in this case since May 18, 2018. Judge McKenna scheduled Kibler’s sentencing date for April 12, 2021. 

Smith, 33, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 23-year-old Delwaun Lyons on the 300 block of 30th Street, SE. He’s also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in another case. 

Smith has been held since Aug. 23, 2019. Judge McKenna set a future scheduling hearing for Smith’s case for April 26, 2021. 

Patterson, 29, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 46-year-old Bryant McClain, who was fatally shot June 8, 2019, on the 800 block of Crittenden Street, NW. 

Patterson was charged and has been held since March 14. Judge McKenna scheduled a status hearing for Patterson’s case for May 3, 2021.