New ‘Development’ Delays Indictment, Prosecution Says

Even though a prosecutor in a 2017 murder case told a judge that he expected a grand jury indictment by Jan. 4, a new “development” has delayed it. 

Cedric Alexander is charged with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged role in the shooting death of 38-year-old Daquan Hooks on the 1900 block of 13th Street, SE in 2017.

The prosecution didn’t reveal the new “development,” however, he said he expects to receive an indictment before April 19, the indictment deadline.

Subsequently, the defense requested Alexander, who was 47 years old at the time of the murder, be released pending an indictment. D.C. Superior Court Judge Ronna Beck denied the request because there was no new evidence that supported a release.

According to court documents, surveillance footage, shows a black male getting out of Hook’s truck on the driver’s side and head in the direction of another car that contained three occupants. Apparently, the figure in the footage matches the same body shape and size as Alexander.

Alexander is scheduled for a felony status conference on April 19.