Missing Co-Defendant Won’t Be Included in Indictment, Prosecutor Says

A prosecutor said he expects to indict a third man for a 2018 murder soon. A fourth defendant in the case is still missing.

Sean McKenzie, 22, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kenneth Poindexter on the 4700 block of Benning Road, SE. Charles Young, Steven Robin, and Edward Brown are co-defendants in the case, and are also charged with first-degree murder while armed.

Prosecutors already indicted Young, 26, and Robin, 23 and expect to indict McKenzie within the next month.

In October Brown, who has not been indicted, disappeared from a halfway house in July. DC Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman issued a bench warrant for Brown on Oct. 31.

Defense attorneys for McKenzie, Robin and Young said they are waiting for the prosecution to provide them with Grand Jury transcripts.

The prosecutor said he was waiting until after the indictment to provide the transcripts. The prosecutor also said that Brown would not be included in McKenzie’s indictment.

Brown, McKenzie, Robin and Young are scheduled for a felony status conference on Jan. 3, 2020.

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