Murder Defendant Arraigned, Scheduled for Trial

Darrell Moore, 44, was arraigned on first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on April 3, 2021, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found 37-year-old Julius Hayes lying between two parked vehicles, suffering from six gunshot wounds on the 300 block of 18th Street, NE. Witnesses said they heard Moore and Hayes in an argument before the shooting.

Hayes succumbed to his injuries one hour after being found by MPD officers.

During the June 27 arraignment, Moore’s defense attorney Kevin Irving entered a plea of not guilty on all counts. 

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee scheduled a jury selection date for trial on Feb. 26, 2024.

Moore’s next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 16, when parties will discuss any outstanding evidence matters.