Each Friday, Homicide Watch brings you a list of upcoming hearings in the cases we follow. All hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. To add an item to the listing, email homicidewatchdc [at] gmail.com. To see scheduled court hearings beyond next week, see our calendar.
A trial is due to start Monday in the May 2010 shooting death of 18-year-old DC City Council intern Alante Sutton. Omare Cotton was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the case in November. Judge Gerald Fisher has the trial.
Philip Crooms is expected for a preliminary hearing with Judge Lynn Leibovitz. Crooms is suspected in the death of Delonte Butler on Sept. 25, 2010. A preliminary hearing was begun in August, but Leibovitz sent government prosecutors back to the drawing board, instructing them to find clarification on the cause of death.
Wednesday, Ricardo Mitchell is expected for a preliminary hearing with Chief Judge Lee Satterfield at 2 p.m. Mitchell is suspected in the shooting death of Wyatt Earp Robinson on Aug. 21, 2011.
Please remember that court dates can change, even at the last minute. To view the docket of a case please go to the D.C. Courts website and search by the defendant’s name.