Judge Schedules Murder Case for Trial

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a murder defendant to go before a jury in 2022.

Diquan Lucas is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 33-year-old Brian Butler in an apartment on the 2300 block of Ainger Place, SE, on Nov. 21, 2019. 

During the Aug. 31 hearing, the prosecutor said she will need about two weeks to present her case. Defense attorney Roderick Thompson said he anticipates needing “three days, tops.”

Judge Dayna Dayson set aside April 13 to May 4, 2022, for the trial.  She also scheduled a trial readiness hearing for Nov. 12.

Lucas, 24, is currently being held at DC Jail.