Superior Court Judge Michael Ryan allowed the murder case against Davalier Nehemiah Harvey, 18, charged with the alleged murder of 37-year-old Matthew Shevlin sealed.
Harvey was in court for a felony status conference when Ryan asked both parties to speak with him privately. The conversation lasted for 20 minutes and then, without any further statements or information disclosed, Harvey was escorted out of the courtroom by the U.S. Marshals.
A felony status conference for Harvey has been scheduled for Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Harvey is one of three men charged with Shevlin’s murder. Eugene Sherman and Joseph Jennings waived their right to a preliminary hearing prior to Harvey’s court appearance, and they are due back in court Aug. 17.
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. on Jan. 22. 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.
DC Police charged Harvey with first-degree murder while armed at the scene of the crime. He is being held without bail.