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.
On Tuesday, Chamontae Walker and Corey Yates are scheduled for a status hearing with Judge Thomas Motley. Walker and Yates are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Darrel Hendy. Their trial may begin March 19, depending on the health of one of the defense attorneys.
On Thursday, Curtis Patterson is expected for a status hearing with Judge Motley. Patterson is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Angelo Jones. Patterson’s former co-defendant, Rickey Pharr, was found guilty of first-degree murder, obstruction of justice and three weapons charges last week.
Karl Pugh is also scheduled for a felony status hearing with Judge Motley Thursday. Pugh is suspected of second-degree murder in death of Quentin Joavar Ragland. The grand jury investigation into Pugh’s role in Ragland’s death finished Feb. 24 and formal charges are expected soon.
On Friday, 18-year-old Anthony Hatton is expected for a felony status conference with Judge Motley. Hatton is suspected of first-degree murder while armed in the death of 17-year-old Tyrell Fogle. Two MPD officers witnessed the shooting that killed Fogle. A jury trial is scheduled for July 23.
Deonte Bryant and Terrance Bush are scheduled for for a felony status hearing with Judge William Jackson. Bryant and Bush are suspected of second-degree murder while armed in the death of Robert Foster Jr. in the Caribbean Festival shooting on June 25.
Kwan Kearney is expected for a felony status hearing with Judge Motley at 11 a.m. Friday. Kearney has pleaded innocent to first-degree murder charges in the death of Jamal Demetrius Wilson. Kearney was recently convicted in the death of Joseph Alonzo Sharps Jr. and sentenced to 45 years in prison.
On Friday, Stephanie Lawson is expected for a felony status conference with Judge Beck. Lawson is suspected of second-degree murder while armed in the stabbing death of Karen Jordan. A detective said a fight over the $20 that Jordan allegedly owed Lawson led to the stabbing.
Stephen Barnes is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with Judge Motley on Friday. Barnes is suspected of first-degree murder while armed in the shooting death of Stephon Way after a confrontation at a gas station.
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.