Saeed Woodall ordered held on murder charge

Saeed Woodall, 23, was ordered held without bail on an allegation that he murdered Deonta Farrar last month.

Farrar, 32, was found on the 4500 Block of Quarles St., NE, on Aug. 9.

Police responding to reports of gunshots in the area, found Farrar suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Woodall was charged with first-degree murder while armed. 

The defense and prosecution went back and forth during Woodall’s first appearance, arguing that there is not enough evidence identifying Woodall as a suspect. The defense also motioned to have Woodall released to a halfway house. 

The judge ruled that there is enough evidence from surveillance footage and witnesses to justify holding Woodall.

He is next set to appear in court on July 14. 


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