Judge Sets Expert Notice Deadlines for 2020 Homicide Case

During a Sept. 14 status hearing, DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee set expert notice deadlines for parties in a 2020 homicide case.

Ravel Mills, 28, is charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and carrying a pistol without license outside a home or business in connection to the murder of 28 year-old Toussaunt Strong on April 18, 2020, on the 3400 block of 24th Street, SE.  

Defense attorney Jacqueline Cadman informed Judge Lee that she identified a laboratory, Signature Science, to conduct additional DNA testing.

She said the lab received forensic evidence from the case on Sept. 2 and requires 60 days to process the DNA.

Judge Lee set a deadline for the defense to send out its expert notice for Nov. 28, anticipating that Cadman would receive test results by Nov. 2. 

Additionally, the prosecution is determining whether to use a representative from Shot Spotter, a gunshot detection system, as an expert witness in the trial.

Judge Lee set the prosecutor’s expert notice deadline for Nov. 1. 

A trial readiness hearing is scheduled for Nov. 30. 

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