Man Charged in 2 Homicides Found Mentally Competent to Stand Trial 

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A defendant was deemed mentally competent to stand trial in two murder cases. 

Matthew Walker is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 32-year-old David Remen on the 1700 block of Hamlin Street, NE on Feb. 14, 2019. 

The 22-year-old defendant is also charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 23-year-old Jamal Green-Lee on April 29, 2019, on the 100 block of Michigan Avenue, NE. Green-Lee died from his injuries on Nov. 4, 2020.

During the March 17 hearing, DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo indicated to the parties that doctors from the Department of Corrections had recently alerted the court of their evaluation of the defendant, finding him mentally competent to stand trial. 

The prosecution also told Judge Demeo that a plea agreement was extended to the defendant for one count of second-degree murder while armed for both cases, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon for his 2019 case, and all other charges and cases would be dismissed. If Walker accepted the offer, he would face a 30 year prison sentence. 

Walker told Judge Demeo he was rejecting the offer and was requesting a trial date be set for both cases. 

His defense attorney also said the defendant is planning on waiving his jury trial rights in the coming weeks. If the judge accepts this, his trial will not be heard by a jury. 

Walker is expected to be tried for the 2019 case in September. 

A January 2024 trial date was set for his 2020 case.

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