Judge Sets Jury Trial for 2009 Homicide Case


A DC Superior Court judge scheduled trial dates in a homicide that occurred in 2009. 

Saeve Evans, 34, is charged with first-degree murder, armed kidnapping and armed robbery for allegedly shooting Kareem Ware. On May 2, 2009, Ware was killed in a shootout between two cars on the 3800 block of Halley Terrace. 

Evans was charged in Ware’s death in May of 2019. Earlier that year, he was aquitted of first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and obstruction of justice in connection to the death of 16-year-old Breyona McMillian on the 1200 block of I Street, SE in 2016. He was however, convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.

During the March 15 trial readiness hearing, the prosecution said they anticipate eight expert witnesses, six to nine civilian witnesses, four to six officers and up to three custodians of records.

Judge Neal Kravitz set aside Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, 2022 for the trial. Jury selection for the trial is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2022 and Feb. 1, 2022.

Brennan Fiske wrote this article.