Trial date set in murder case against Michael ‘Melvin’ Lee

The two week trial for the case against Michael “Melvin” Lee has been scheduled for November.

Lee was arrested on Nov. 20 of last year and has been charged with second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Kevontae Jones, which occurred on Nov. 19 in the 100 block of Danbury Street, SW.

In court, U.S. Attorney Charles Willoughby said the investigation is ongoing and the government will be able to set an indictment date by the Aug. 2016 deadline. He suggested that the trial be scheduled for late December.

Judge Ryan denied the request because there will not be any jurors available during those weeks.

Instead, pre-trial motion hearings are scheduled for Nov. 8 and Nov. 9.

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