Preliminary Hearing Set in May for Homicide Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a preliminary hearing for a homicide defendant. 

Rashon Hall, 25, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for the alleged shooting of 22 year-old Joseph Simmons to death with a firearm on Jan. 3 on the 2800 block of Alabama Ave, SE. 

The hearing today is the first status conference since the presentment hearing on March 9 after his arrest on March 8. 

Judge Steven Wellner scheduled a preliminary hearing for May 17. 

In the meantime, Hall will remain held at DC Jail, where he has been since he picked up.