Judge Schedules Trial Readiness Hearing for Murder Case

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

Travis Russell, 37, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 44-year-old Michael Hooker on May 26, 2019, the 2700 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE. 

The prosecution said there have been informal discussions with the defense about a possible resolution to the case. 

Judge Danya Dayson scheduled the trial readiness hearing for July 29, at which time trial dates will be selected. 

Russel is currently living in a halfway house on 24-hour confinement. He was released from DC Jail to stay there in April 2020.

The defendant is also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon in this case. 

Lauren Pelzner wrote this article.

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