The trial for the three men charged with the murder of Matthew Shlonsky is scheduled for next June.
Andre Dudley, Christopher Proctor, and Marcus King will be tried together on charges that they murdered Shlonsky, who was caught in crossfire while exiting his car near the 1800 block of Seventh St., NW on Aug. 15 2015.
In a status hearing a few weeks earlier, the date of trial was discussed along with trying the men them separately.
During the follow-up that took place on Friday, Proctor’s attorney again brought up the fact that King wants to testify for Proctor. Because of King’s attorney’s preference for a certain DNA testing expert, the trial was moved from this October to June of next year, because the expert in DNA testing would not be available during trial.
The attorneys for Proctor and Dudley talked about splitting up the defendants, in order to get the trial in sooner, but the Judge said there is no basis doing this.
Proctor’s attorney mentioned to the Judge that Proctor has been placed in administrative segregation which is unfair. Proctor claimed that when he asked people at the jail, he was told that he was in administrative segregation due to a segregation request being in place from the prosecution. His attorney argued for him to be released and the judge told him he needs to file a motion for release.
The three are set to appear in court next on Oct. 10 for a status hearing.