Leon Stewart pleads not guilty to murder of Darnell Richardson last March

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.



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