Judge Schedules Trial for Homicide Case

During a trial readiness hearing Sept. 12,  counsel discussed possible witnesses being called during trial. 

Edward Brown, 55, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 71-year-old Michael Mahoney on the 2300 block of 11th St., NW on Feb. 5, 2018.

DC Superior Court Judge Milton C. Lee asked how many witnesses each side planned on calling in order to gauge the length of trial.

The prosecution said they would have between 20-25 witnesses and possibly two additional expert witnesses. 

Defense counsel, Kevin Irving, said he would only call one DNA expert and possibly an additional fingerprint analysis expert.

Jury selection is scheduled on Sept. 16. Opening statements are slated to begin on Sept. 18. 

According to court documents, police found Mahoney in his apartment on 11th Street suffering from two stab wounds to his neck. Multiple witnesses told police that Mahoney allowed Brown, 56, to sleep on his couch.

One of Mahoney’s neighbors told police that on the same day police found Mahoney, Brown came to the neighbor’s apartment to shower. Apparently, the clothes he was wearing contained blood. The neighbor also found multiple articles of clothing and a towel stained with blood, the documents said.