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 Monday Albrecht Muth is expected to stand trial for the death of his wife, Viola Drath. Judge Russell Canan will preside; Muth is expected to appear from the hospital via video. Opening arguments are expected to take place Tuesday. Monday’s hearings are scheduled to being at 9 a.m.
Joseph Peoples is expected for a trial readiness hearing with Judge Robert Morin; he is expected to stand trial Jan. 21 on a charge of first-degree murder while armed. He’s suspected in the July 7, 2012, death of Michael Edward Jones.
James Sandidge is not expected at DC Superior Court Monday; his trial that was scheduled to being Monday has been postponed due to witness availability issues. His new trial date is March 10.
Tuesday, Howard Bruce Randolph is expected for a bond review hearing and felony arraignment with Judge Canan. He is suspected of involuntary manslaughter in the June 30, 2013 death of Rayshawn Hailstock.
Wednesday, Rashad Slye is expected for a trial readiness hearing with Judge Leibovitz. Slye is suspected of first-degree murder while armed in connection with in the Oct. 22, 2011, death of Domingo Ezirike.
Judge Leibovitz is also expecting Rasdavid Lagarde is expected for a preliminary hearing. Lagarde is suspected of first-degree murder while armed in connection with the July 4, 2013, death of Omar Sykes.
Woodrow Johnson is expected for a preliminary hearing with Judge Reid. Johnson is suspected of second-degree murder in connection with the death of death of 24-year-old Shamika Smith, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing Benning Road in Southeast DC.
Kevin Walker is expected for a status hearing with Judge Canan Friday as well.
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.