Judge Sets 2023 Trial Dates for Domestic Homicide Case

A judge scheduled a murder defendant to go to trial in May 2023. Parties estimate it will last three weeks.

On April 15, 2020, 28-year-old Shantal Hill was found on the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, NW, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Before she succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital, a Metropolitan Police Department officer asked her who shot her. She responded with the name of her ex-boyfriend, Carson Posey, according to court documents.

Posey, 21, is currently charged with first-degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

DC Superior Court Judge Julie Becker, the judge previously assigned to this case, said the defense was okay with having a pair of boots being used as evidence sent to a forensic lab to be tested for DNA as long as there was scientific proof that there was readable DNA on them before the prosecution tests them.

Video surveillance reportedly shows the defendant and his girlfriend minutes before the shooting occurred, wearing boots that are similar in appearance to ones he owns.

Both parties agreed to set a March 11 deadline for all discovery evidence to be in.

Judge Rainey Brandt scheduled the next hearing for April 8.