Kevin Chase’s trial which was originally scheduled to begin next month has again been pushed back after a co-defendant was indicted.
Kevin Chase and Demetrius Brandon have been charged with the murder of Marcus Manor, who was fatally assaulted in October 2015.
Chase was indicted on five charges, including murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm due to a prior conviction, carrying a pistol without a license and assault with significant bodily injury. Both men have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
According to charging documents, days prior to the homicide, on October 16, 2015, Manor was assaulted inside of apartment 301 at 2922 Sherman Ave, NW. This was Manor’s girlfriend’s apartment at the time. Manor asked two witnesses to watch his backpack and bicycle as he entered the apartment to see his girlfriend. According to these same two witness, Manor had a conversation with two other males outside the apartment before all three entered together. Manor was taken to the hospital soon after because of wounds from an assault. A family member later told police that Manor had called and said he had been assaulted by his girlfriend, her brother, and her cousin.
A trial date was set for next January.