Murder Defendant Found Competent for Sentencing 

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On May 25, DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan alerted parties in the case that doctors found Kavell Miller mentally competent for sentencing. 

Miller, 22, was accused of shooting 33-year-old Lester Mangum on the 3900 block of South Capitol Street, SW on Oct. 8, 2021. Miller, 22, was originally charged with first-degree murder while armed. 

He accepted a plea deal in January that reduced his first-degree murder charge to voluntary manslaughter while armed and dismissed three misdemeanor charges he was facing. 

Sentencing is scheduled for June 21. 

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