Prosecution Agrees to Check On Convicted Murderer’s Condition

A prosecutor agreed to check in on a convicted murder’s condition on May 4.

Arik Sims was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder and weapons charges for killing 33-year-old Lamar Fonville on 4700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW on Sept. 20, 2012.

The prosecutor told Judge Neal Kravitz that he would check on Sims’ condition and notify the judge and the defense counsel of Sims’ medical condition and list of medications he is taking, if any.

In September of 2019 Appellate Judge Catherine Easterly ruled that the case should be reopened after the defense claimed that two hearsay statements were introduced into the 2014 trial without the witnesses being present to testify to the facts of the statements at the trial.

A new trial for Sims is scheduled to begin on March 22, 2021.

Sims is currently being held at DC jail for other charges that are not known.

Sims filed a motion for release on April 9. The motion was denied on April 29.

Sims is scheduled for a status hearing on June 12.