Plea Offer in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case to Stay Open for Another Month

A man facing murder charges for his alleged role in a motor vehicle collision that killed two people received more time to consider a plea offer. 

On May 31, 2020, Kyle Wooden allegedly ran a red light on Bryant Street, NW, and struck a Nissan Altima containing two occupants- 82-year-old Donald Malloy and 79-year-old Mattie Young. Both victims sustained life-threatening injuries and were pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to court documents.

After the collision, 34-year-old Wooden allegedly opened his trunk, grabbed some personal belongings and fled the scene. Multiple broken beer bottles were near the crash. Wooden turned himself in the following day, according to court documents. He is currently charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

The defense has until Feb. 21 to accept or reject the prosecution’s plea deal.

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan continued the Jan. 21 hearing to March 8. In the meantime, Wooden will remain released under the High Intensity Supervision Program.