Judge Schedules Trial to Begin Earlier

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a homicide defendant’s 2023 trial dates to begin earlier. 

Tony White, who is also known as Cedric Alexander, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Daquan Hooks on March 23, 2017, on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE.

White, 48, is also charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a license in this case.

Earlier this year, D.C. Witness reported that a judge scheduled the defendant to go before a jury in January 2023. But, during the June 21 trial readiness hearing, defense attorney Kristin McGough asked Judge Juliet McKenna for an earlier trial date.

Judge McKenna agreed to the request, scheduling the trial for Feb. 2 and 3, 2022, for jury selection, and setting aside Feb. 7 through 14 for the trial. 

D.C. Witness previously reported that, during a hearing for a different homicide case back in March, Judge Danya Dayson said the court is keeping a list of the trials they have scheduled, so, when more courtrooms become available, those trials could potentially be rescheduled for an earlier date.

White is scheduled for another trial readiness hearing on Sept. 30. 

Brennan Fiske wrote this article.