Judge Sets Trial Date for Murder Case

DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun set a trial date for a 2018 murder case.

Mark Price, 28, and Antonio Murchison, 29, are charged with first-degree murder, seven counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, seven counts of criminal street gang affiliation, felony, or violent misdemeanor, conspiracy, five counts of assault with intent to kill while armed, and one count of aggravated assault knowingly grave risk, for the murder of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson.

Price is two of nine suspects charged for the murder, but he will be tried separately from his co-defendants.

On July 16, 2018, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to 300 block of 53rd Street, NE after reports of gunshots. According to court documents, numerous individuals were suffering from injuries. The victim was found unconscious and was pronounced dead. 

Jury selection is set to begin on May 24 The trial is scheduled to begin on May 30, 2023 and is expected to run for six-to-eight weeks.  

The other defendant, except of Quanisha Ramsuer are slated for a jury trial in February 2023.