Murder Defendant Arraigned in New Felony Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a status conference in a homicide case. 

Andre Dubose, 37, is charged with first-degree murder while armed with a wooden object for allegedly killing 37-year-old Ahmad Simms on March 17, 2019, on the 1800 block of Q Street, SE. 

During the March 3 hearing, the defendant was also arraigned in the case that stemmed from the alleged assault. He is being charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in that case.

Judge Neal Kravitz released Dubose from DC Jail into 24-hour home confinement under the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP) in June, citing the defendant’s  health concerns, the length of his pretrial detention and the limited evidence against him.

However, Dubose was re-arrested for allegedly assaulting two victims with a metal bed frame pole. 

Judge Kravitz revoked Dubose’s pretrial release last January.

Dubose’s next hearing is scheduled for June 16. 

Brennan Fiske wrote this article.