Judge Schedules Preliminary Hearing for Codefendants in Homicide Case

DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo schedules a preliminary hearing for co-defendants in a homicide case that occurred earlier this year. 

Maurice Williams, 19, and Seaun McDowney, 18, are accused of the shooting death of 20-year-old Marquette White. On Jan. 21, Metropolitan Police Department officers received a call for a shooting on the 3800 block of Commodore Joshua Barney Dr, NE. Upon arrival, officers located White suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital the same night. 

Judge Demeo scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 12 to decide if the case has enough evidence to go to trial. 

On April 28, Williams and McDowney were arrested in Georgia and were extradited to Washington D.C. in mid-June. 

Williams and McDowney are charged with first-degree murder while armed.