Judge Schedules Trial Readiness Hearing for Co-Defendants Charged with Murder

On June 23, a DC Superior Court judge scheduled another trial readiness hearing in a homicide case with two co-defendants.

Stephon Evans, 21, and Kewon Hunter, 21, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 21-year-old Dion DeMarco Boyd on July 30, 2018, on the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, NE. Evans and Hunter are also charged with conspiracy while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business.

Judge Juliet McKenna scheduled the trial readiness hearing for July 28 to give defense attorney Jason Clark time to talk with his clients about how they would like to proceed with the case.

Evans is also charged with first-degree murder while armed, conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, assault with intent to kill while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in the death of 21-year-old Michael Taylor on the 1700 block of Benning Road, NE on Jan. 12, 2019, which is a separate case. He is one of four defendants charged in connection with the homicide. 

Carlos Turner, 23, is also charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with Taylor’s homicide. His case was not heard today, but he is scheduled for a status hearing on Jan. 5, 2022.