Jury Selection Continues for Murder Trial

The jury selection for six of nine co-defendants charged in the murder of a 10-year-old girl is scheduled to continue on Feb. 7.

Qujuan Thomas, 24, Quentin Michals, 25, Marquell Cobbs, 20, Darrise Jeffers, 23, Isaiah Murchison, 22, and Gregory Taylor, 26, are charged with first-degree murder, criminal street gang affiliation and other charges in connection to the fatal drive-by shooting that killed 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson on July 16, 2018, on the 300 block of 53rd Street, NE.

During Monday’s jury selection, 75 potential jurors attended to be interviewed by DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun.

The prosecution read out over 100 names of witnesses that will be testifying in this case.

The defense expects to call up to 16 of those witness.

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