Murder Defendant’s Indictment is Still Pending, Prosecution Says

During a felony status conference hearing on July 11, the prosecution told a judge that he is still working on an indictment. 

Robert Smith, 23, was charged with second-degree murder on December 4, 2018 for his alleged involvement in the shooting of 19-year-old Nya Howard-Reynolds on the unit block of 57th Place, SE

With the indictment deadline on Sept. 4, DC Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe asked the prosecutor when he would expect an indictment. The prosecutor said he was still investigating the case but “anticipates filing the indictment prior to the deadline.”

Defense attorney, Kevin McCants, had no objection. 

Smith’s next hearing is scheduled on Sept. 6.