Trial Date Set for Accused Shooter

During a felony status hearing June 15, a DC Superior Court judge set a trial date for an alleged murderer in order to give counsel ample time to present the case. The trial is scheduled for May 20, 2019.

Charles Young is charged with allegedly shooting Kenneth Poindexter on the 4700 block of Benning Road, SE. on Jan. 20.

The motion to set a date comes after the 26 year old’s defense team requested an official trial date. The prosecution had no opposition with this request.

The defense also requested Young be released under the High-Intensity Supervision Program (HISP). However, Judge Judith Bartnoff feared Young was a “flight risk” and denied his release.

Young’s next status hearing is scheduled for Sept. 7.