Prosecution Withheld Evidence for Four Years, Defense Says 

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During an Oct. 25 hearing, a murder defendant’s defense attorney argued that the prosecution withheld evidence that needed to be disclosed to the defense for four years. 

Alonzo Lewis, 33, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed against a minor, and three counts of possession of a firearm during crime of violence. He allegedly shot 40-year-old Jaquon Helm and 35-year-old Venius Badgett on the 4600 block of Galveston Street, SW inside the Gardens Apartments’ parking lot on May 26.

The prosecution said the evidence was never received.

DC Superior Court Judge Okun denied the defense’s request to bring in more evidence. 

The case is still on course for trial, which was rescheduled from Nov. 2 to March 23, 2023.

The next hearing is set for Oct. 27. 

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