Prosecution is ‘On Track’ for May 25 Retrial Date

The prosecution in a murder case told DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt that they are “on track” for the May 25 retrial date.

The prosecution projects that the trial will last eight days, while the defense projects that they will require three days.

According to Judge Brandt, the trial could last up to two weeks.

Jordan Marquette allegedly stabbed 48-year-old Ivan Lynch in the chest and back on March 1, 2018, on the 900 block of 5th Street, SE. The 28-year-old defendant was arrested that same day and has since been indicted on charges of first-degree murder while armed, armed robbery, threat to kidnap or injure a person, carrying a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Prior to the trial, Camille Wagner, defense counsel for Marquette, requested that the court set a date for a motions hearing.

According to Judge Brandt, the defense must file all motions by March 24 and submit all responses by May 1. She set a motion hearing for May 17.

A trial readiness hearing is also scheduled for May 17.

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