Judge Schedules Trial Date for 2018 Homicide

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a trial date for a 2018 murder case to begin in October as the court continues to deal with a backlog of cases caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sixty-three year-old Robert Dean is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of Tamiya White. On March 31, 2018, 38-year-old White was found on the 1900 block of 9th Street, NE suffering from multiple stab wounds. It was later determined that the stabbing occurred on the 1000 block of Mount Olivet Road, NE.

During the March 1 hearing, parties estimated the trial could take about two weeks, accounting for jury selection and the amount of witnesses they planned to call.

Judge Michael Ryan scheduled the trial to begin on Oct. 27.  He also set an additional hearing for Aug. 2 to allow time for counsel to submit any last motions before the trial begins.