Judge Schedules Trials for Two Murder Cases

A DC Superior Court judge continued two trial readiness hearings and scheduled trial dates for two murder cases.

Due to the slow opening of courthouse operations throughout the next year, only two trial courtrooms will be opened for class one felony cases, according to Judge Danya Dayson. More courtrooms will begin to open after.

John McRae, 43, is charged first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 22-year-old Marty McMillan on Mar. 23, 2017, on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE.

He is also charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Judge Dayson scheduled his trial readiness hearing to be Aug. 23.  McRae’s codefendant, Shaniah Davis, who is charged with accessory after the fact in the murder, is also scheduled for the hearing.

Davis, 24, was released from jail in 2018.  

Tony White, 48, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of Daquan Hooks on Mar. 23 2017, on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE.

He is also charged with robbery while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, and carrying a pistol without a license.

Judge Dayson scheduled White’s trial readiness hearing for Sept. 7.

The judge also set aside Jan. 30 to Feb. 21 2023, for McRae’s jury trial. White’s jury trial will be Jan. 19 to 27, 2023. 

Eileen Chen wrote this article.


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