Co-Defendants in Lenard Wills killing appear in court

The alleged suspects in the homicide of Lenard Wills, 50, appeared in court in preparation for their upcoming trial on June 11, 2018.

Joeseph Barbour, 35, and Willie Glover, 37, were dismissed from the hearing, while Charles McRae, 64, his attorney, and the government stayed to discuss motions filed on behalf of McRae to suppress statements made to police while in the hospital. The government expressed that they only intend to use his statements during cross-examination, and that they intend to file a motion soon regarding the decision to suppress Glover’s cell phone from evidence.

On Dec. 21, 2015, Barbour, Glover, and Charles McRae allegedly stabbed Wills. According to the arrest warrant, police arrived at the apartment located on the 700 block of 24th St, NE, and found a large amount of blood in the living room, and a trail of blood leading out of the apartment. While following the blood trail, police found a knife covered in blood inside of a trash can, along with a cell phone in a blue case. Police were eventually led to Joseph Barbour, after speaking with a witness who said that Barbour had left the apartment minutes before police arrived.

Barbour told police that he had been assaulted, and that he had been with Glover at the time.

Wills was found with deep cuts in his head and face, fractured bones, four stab wounds to his chest, and one stab wound to his arm. He was later pronounced dead once transported to the Washington Hospital Center.

All three suspects are charged with first-degree murder while armed, and are being held without bail. A court date has been scheduled for Feb. 2, 2018.

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