Parties Discuss Stolen Vehicle in Homicide Trial

On Dec. 7, parties discussed with witnesses the timeline of a stolen vehicle in a homicide trial. 

Jermaine Harris, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the death of 38-year-old Lamar Walters, on the 2400 block of Franklin Street, NE, on Jan. 6, 2020. 

The witness explained his 2018 Toyota Camry was stolen from his driveway on the morning of Dec. 19, 2019. 

Prosecutors displayed images of the vehicle to ask him if the damages were there before it was stolen. The witness said the damage was not present when it was in his possession. 

Defense attorney, Erin Luibrand, questioned the witness on whether he knew about the murder. The witness ssaid he did not know Walters or Harris. 

On Jan. 6, 2020, a detective described surveillance footage capturing the stolen vehicle in an apartment parking lot. 

Prosecutors showed the footage of individuals exiting and entering the vehicle to jurors. Surveillance also captured two individuals jumping over a fence at the apartment. 

Another witness towed the vehicle from the apartment complex on the morning of Jan. 7. 

The witness stated the car was missing license plates, so he reported it to the Prince George County Police Department. 

DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt scheduled the trial to continue on Dec. 8. 

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