Each week, 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, Dietrich Baker is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Herbert Dixon Jr. Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old James Ray Sherrod.
Mark Anthony Coates is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with Judge Dixon Tuesday. Coates is one of two defendants charged in connection with the December 2011 strangulation death of 56-year-old Leroy Studevant.
Wednesday, Davon Thomas is scheduled for a felony status conference with Judge Russell Canan at 10:00 a.m. Thomas is charged with second-degree murder in the January stabbing death of his grandfather, 53-year-old Emanuel Campbell.
Shawn Lewis is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with Judge Canan Wednesday. Lewis is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the June fire death of 38-year-old Douglas Farley.
Johnnie Sweet is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Canan Thursday. Sweet is one of six defendants charged with the August 2010 beating death of 18-year-old Latisha Frazier. In April, a jury found Sweet guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, and other charges in connection with Frazier’s death.
Alexander Gomez-Enamorado is scheduled for a trial readiness hearing with Judge Canan at 10:30 a.m. Gomez-Enamorado is charged with felony murder in connection with the November 2010 stabbing death of 54-year-old Miguel Angel Ventura.
David Allen Shepherd is scheduled for a status hearing with Judge John Ramsey Johnson at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Shepherd is charged with felony murder in connection with the June 2012 shooting death of Henry Charles Miller.
Derrell Bennett is scheduled for a trial readiness hearing with Judge Ronna Beck Friday. Bennett s charged with first-degree murder in the November 2010 shooting death of 29-year-old Keith Banks.
Ercell Overton is scheduled for a preliminary hearing with Judge Russell Canan at 11:00 a.m. Friday. Overton is charged with second-degree murder in the June shooting death of 57-year-old taxi driver Solomon James Okoroh.
Keir Johnson and Lester Williams are scheduled for a trial readiness hearing with Judge Lynn Leibovitz at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Johnson and Williams are charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Jamal Coates.
Leon Allen Smith is scheduled to undergo a mental observation hearing with Judge Johnson at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Smith is charged with second-degree murder in the September 2012 stabbing death of 45-year-old Stephan Manuel Pool.
Michael Poth is scheduled for a trial readiness hearing with Judge Canan Friday at 10:00 a.m. Poth is charged with second-degree murder in the April 2012 stabbing death of 23-year-old Phillip Bushong.
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.