Murder Defendant’s Attorney Requests to Withdraw from Case

During the April 7 proceedings, Evan’s defense attorney, Joseph Caleb ,told Judge Milton Lee that Evans requested new counsel, so he will be withdrawing from the case. 

Stephon Evans, 19, and his codefendant, Kewon Hunter are charged in connection with the shooting of 21-year-old Dion DeMarco Boyd on July 30, 2018, on the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, NE. 

Parties agreed to set a status date so that the defendant would have time to find new counsel. Judge Lee scheduled a status hearing for both co-defendants for April 22.  

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a status hearing for co-defendants in a murder case.

In this case, Hunter, 19, and Evans are also charged with first-degree murder while armed, conspiracy while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying a pistol without a license.

Evans is also charged with first-degree murder while armed, conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, assault with intent to kill while armed, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in the death of 21-year-old Michael Taylor on the 1700 block of Benning Road, NE on Jan. 12, 2019. He is being charged along with four other defendants in connection with the homicide. 

Sasha Ridenour wrote this article.