Leon Stewart pleaded not guilty to the three charges against him for his alleged role in the murder of Darnell Lee Richardson.
Stewart was indicted and charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and unlawful possession of a firearm due to a prior conviction.
Richardson was found dead in the driver’s seat of a car in the 3400 block of Benning Rd., NE a little before 9 p.m. last March.
The government and Stewart’s attorneys will be doing a second round of DNA testing.
His next court date is scheduled for May 12.