Murder Suspect Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing

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A murder suspect recently waived his rights to dispute the prosecution’s evidence against him.

John Jabar McRae, 40, waived his right May 15 to a preliminary hearing in exchange for early discovery related to his second-degree murder trial.

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe reviewed the rights that McRae was giving up by forfeiting his preliminary hearing. He then set a felony status conference on June 25.

McRae is accused of allegedly killing Marty McMillan on April 23, 2017.

Apparently, McMillan, 22, and one of the women McRae was in a relationship with, were having sex at his apartment on the 2600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE. According to court documents, McRae walked in the apartment almost directly after the two finished having sex.

Court documents also state that McMillan and the woman met on Plenty of Fish (, a dating website.

The felony status conference will be coordinated with another court appearance McRae will make on the same day for a misdemeanor simple assault.

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