Search Continues for Murder Defendant Charged in 10 Year Old’s Death

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A judge said police were still looking for a murder defendant who is connected to a drive-by shooting that killed a 10-year-old girl.  

Isaiah Murchison is charged with first-degree murder while armed; conspiracy; first-degree murder by drive-by or random shooting of a victim who was especially vulnerable due to age or physical infirmity while armed; possession of a firearm during a crime of violence; criminal street gang affiliation, felony or violent misdemeanor; and assault with the intent to kill while armed for his alleged involvement in the shooting of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson on the 300 block of 53 Street, NE on July 16, 2018. 

Murchison is one of ten other co-defendants, including  Saquan Williams, Quincy Garvin, Mark Tee Price, Darrise Jeffers, Antonio Murchison, Gregory Taylor, Marquell Cobbs, Qujuan Thomas, and Quentin Michals. Quanisha Ramsuer is charged with obstruction of justice in relation to the shooting.

During a felony arraignment on Dec 2,  DC Superior Court Judge Ronna Lee Beck told the defense that a bench warrant has been out for Isaiah since August.

She said she will continue with court proceedings with the hopes that Isaiah is brought in soon. 

Taylor’s defense counsel also told Judge Beck that he intended to conduct independent DNA testing on a glove found on the scene. According to the prosecution, Taylor’s fingerprints are on the glove.

The other defendants, except for Isaiah, waived their rights to independent testing. 

A status hearing is scheduled on Feb. 21 2020, for all of the defendants.

Ellery Groth wrote this article.

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