Prosecutors in Murder Trial Rest Their Case

After three witnesses took the stand on July 19, prosecutors in a murder trial rested their case.

Nyekemia Everett, 35, and Malik Hewitt, 41, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 37-year-old Christopher Heard on the 2300 block of Ainger Place, SE, on April 27, 2017.

The prosecution alleges that the two defendants plotted to rob and kill Heard, who was selling the drug PCP to make money after having recently been released from jail. They allege that Everett shot Heard, while Hewitt acted as the getaway driver.

The witnesses called during the July 19 proceedings include a deputy from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) who was involved in the arrests of both defendants. He detailed the two’s arrests and identified the defendants in court.

An MPD detective also testified, detailing how he downloaded evidence off cell phones used by the defendants. Another detective confirmed Everett’s voice from recordings of phone calls at the DC Jail.