Case against Peter Spencer to head to trial

Trial preparations will now resume for Peter Spencer, the man charged with killing his father inside their Georgetown residence last August.

Peter Spencer is awaiting his trial, now scheduled to begin in May. Previously, proceedings were delayed while medical issues were resolved.

Police have charged Spencer with first-degree murder while armed for the death of his father, 71-year-old Harrison Spencer. Police responded to the residence in the 1600 block of 33rd Street, NW, where they found Harrison Spencer’s lifeless body inside, marked with what appeared to be stab wounds.

A status hearing to set the trial date is scheduled for April 28.

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