Judge Sets Hearing Date to Discuss DNA Results in Manslaughter Case

DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun set a hearing date to discuss results from DNA testing.

Joseph Smith, 64, is charged with voluntary manslaughter for allegedly stabbing his 62-year-old brother Arnold Smith on April 9, 2019, on the 600 block of Galveston Place, SE.

In a status hearing on Sept. 15, the prosecution announced that DNA evidence for this case has not yet been received. 

Judge Okun then proposed to set a hearing date to discuss results, expressing his hopes that DNA evidence will soon be processed and submitted.

The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 18. 

Smith’s defense attorney, Jacqueline Cadman, requested that her client appear remotely. Judge Okun accepted this request.

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