Marvin Moore was released on a $500,000 bond after being hospitalized and unavailable to attend a court hearing Friday. Moore, 36, is charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing death of 58-year-old Timothy Benjamin.
Court documents state that Moore is currently at Providence Hospital receiving medical care, but do not state whether he is injured or ill or what his condition is.
Police found Benjamin on September 21 at approximately 12:41 a.m. in the rear of the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest suffering from multiple stab wounds.
He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Five days later, Moore was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed in Benjamin’s death.
According to charging documents Benjamin was stabbed and killed after a verbal argument turned physical.
Charging documents state that a witness told police that on the night of the stabbing Benjamin and Moore were walking with the witness in an alley near the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue, when Benjamin and Moore began to argue about who the witness was going to go home with, documents state.
When the witness said that they decided to go home with Moore, the witness heard Benjamin say to Moore, “put your hands up,” inviting him to fight. The witness then saw Moore strike Benjamin multiple times in the body, while Benjamin raised his hands in a defensive posture repeatedly saying, “Get the f– off me.” The witness then yelled at the two to stop fighting, and Moore stopped hitting Benjamin, court documents state.
The witness said Benjamin then tried walking south down the alley, but was “wobbly” and bleeding. The witness and Moore then laid Benjamin down under a covered entrance, documents state.
After placing a hand on Benjamin’s body, the witness felt two stab wounds that were bleeding. The witness applied pressure to the wounds, then looked up and observed Moore folding a black handled knife, which he then put it in his pants pocket, court documents state.
“What did you do?” the witness asked Moore. To which Moore responded, “I poked him.”
Charging documents state that the witness then called 911.
Moore is scheduled for a presentment hearing tomorrow with Judge Yvonne Williams. His medical condition, and information about why he is being treated at a hospital, was not immediately available.
Charging documents have been added below