New Defense Attorney Assigned to Homicide Case

A new defense attorney took on a 2019 homicide case on April 26. 

Andre Smith, 33, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 23-year-old Delwaun Lyons on the 3000 block of 30th Street, SE, on July 20, 2019. 

Defense attorney Anthony Matthews was recently assigned to Smith’s case, replacing the previous attorney, Ieshaah Murphy. Matthews said he has not had much time to review the case, besides a short conversation with the defendant.

“If Mr. Matthews can settle in more, then maybe we can have more meaningful discussions on this case,” said Judge Milton Lee.

This case is also awaiting indictment. If there is an indictment by the time of the next hearing, which Judge Lee scheduled for June 28, an arraignment will be scheduled.

Brennan Fiske wrote this article.