Judge Schedules Trial Date for Homicide Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a trial date for a murder case.

Thirty year-old Tondrick Murphy is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 26-year-old Marquis Jones. On Oct. 6, 2018, Jones was found on the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the March 8 hearing, defense attorney Ronald Resetarits said Murphy has been held on this case for 28 months and requested for the earliest possible trial date.

Parties agreed that the trial would take about nine days.

After parties struggled to secure trial dates for the homicide matter, Judge Danya Dayson scheduled another trial readiness hearing. The trial is scheduled to take place April 11 though April 29, 2022.

Murphy is also charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm in this case.