Suspect’s DNA found on shell casings, prosecutor says

The government on Wednesday announced additional evidence against suspect Carmelita Henderson for the murder of Levi Kinte Davis.

Henderson’s DNA was found on one of gun shells in her car, prosecutors said.

According to police, Davis was found shot in the 4200 block of East Capitol St. NE in September of 2015.

Police arrested Henderson last December in connection with Davis’ murder and charged her with first-degree murder while armed.

Defense Attorney Michael S. Morsier told the judge Wednesday his client is “innocent” and requested she be released. The judge denied Morsier’s request and said there is “probable cause” to hold her.

Henderson is being held without bond and scheduled for another hearing July 14.

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