Judge Schedules Trial Readiness Hearing For Homicide Case

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

Herman Williams, 30, is charged with second-degree murder while armed in the death of 36-year-old William Boykin Jr. On May 28, 2019, Boykin was found on the 2600 block of Birney Place, SE suffering from three gunshot wounds. Another victim was shot in the foot and survived. 

During the April 12 proceedings, defense attorney Roderick Thompson asked Judge Neal Kravitz to set a trial readiness hearing and trial dates, but Judge Kravitz said he only had the authority to set the trial readiness hearings in the current courtroom.

Judge Kravitz suggested setting a trial readiness hearing for August to allow time for more courtrooms to open up, which would expand courtroom availability for trials. He also said he would be issuing a standard order to outline deadlines for motions, expert notices and responses.

The next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 30.