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 homicidewatch [at] gmail.com. To see scheduled court hearings beyond next week, see our calendar.
On Tuesday, Judge Ronna Beck is expecting Rico Carr and Robert Crowder for a preliminary hearing. Both are held in connection with the 2010 stabbing death of 19-year-old Kelvin Jamal Willis.
Wednesday, David Jamal Wilson is expected for a status hearing with Judge Herbert Dixon. Wilson pleaded innocent last month to charges of second-degree murder while armed and second-degree theft in connection with the stabbing death of his roommate, 68-year-old Howard Venable Jr.
Joshua Andrews is expected for a trial readiness hearing. Andrews was arrested in April 2011 for the shooting death of 17-year-old Darond Lucas in June 2010. His trial is scheduled at the end of the month.
Judge Dixon is expecting two cases: Cedric Spicer is expected for a status hearing. Last month, he plead innocent to first-degree murder and related weapons charges in connection with the February nightclub shooting death of 30-year-old Joseph Hardin.
Jekwan Smith is expected for a status hearing. At the end of last month, jurors in the “21st and Vietnam” murder trial found Smith, charged with the death of Isaiah Sheffield, innocent of first-degree premeditated murder while armed. He can still be convicted of second-degree murder or voluntary manslaughter while armed in connection with Sheffield’s death.
Kevin Charles is expected for sentencing with Judge Henry Greene. Charles pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter while armed and conspiracy to commit a crime of violence in connection with the December 2011 shooting death of 36-year-old Steven Curtis Moore.
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.