Eugene Sherman and Joseph Jennings waive right to preliminary hearing

Eugene Sherman and Joseph Jennings waived their rights to a preliminary hearing in the case against them for the alleged murder of Matthew Shevlin. Another suspect in this homicide, David Harvey will appear in court Thursday.

Sherman, 53, Jennings, 35, and Harvey, 18, have all been charged with first-degree murder while armed in the January 22 shooting death of Shevlin. Jennings is the latest suspect arrested for Shevlin’s murder. He was taken into custody on May 13.

Shevlin was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the stairs of his apartment complex in the 400 block of M St., NW a little before 10 p.m. He was taken to a near by hospital where he later died.

According to charging documents, police found mason jars of  a “green weed substance” in Shevlin’s apartment, and with one of the suspects on the day of Shevlin’s murder.

Both Sherman and Jennings agreed in court to forgo the preliminary hearing after the prosecution told of the amount of surveillance video, civilian testimonies and cellphone data the government had collected for the case. The case against Sherman and Jennings will proceed to trial.

A felony status conference has been scheduled for August 17 at 9 a.m.


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