Judge Schedules Trial for Domestic Violence Defendant

On July 22, a DC Superior Court judge scheduled a domestic violence defendant to go before a jury in October.

The defendant is charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with significant bodily injury, stalking, threat to injure or kidnap a person, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business and unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.

Judge Danya Dayson scheduled jury selection for Oct. 20 and 21 and set aside Oct 25 through Nov. 1 for the trial.

The prosecution said they will need four to five days to present their case. They plan to call six to eight witnesses, one of whom will be an expert witness. The defense said they will need up to one day and plan to call three witnesses at most.

Judge Dayson also set Aug. 9 due dates for motions and expert reports, with responses due Aug. 24.

Parties are scheduled to reconvene for another trial readiness hearing on Sept. 17.