2018 trial date in murder of Breyona McMillian


Saeve Evans’ trial for the murder of Breyona McMillian is set to begin in a year, on Aug. 20, 2018.

The date was set Wednesday at a status hearing before Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo during which he also signed an order limiting the evidence the defense gets to see at this point.

16 year-old Breyona McMillian was found shot outside the Potomac Gardens housing complex after someone fired multiple shots into a crowd the day after Thanksgiving 2016. She was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.

A few weeks later, Saeve Evans surrendered himself at and was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. Evans’ charge was upgraded to second-degree murder while armed in December after he was seen on surveillance video at the scene.

At Wednesday’s hearing, Judge Puig-Lugo issued an order allowing the defense counsel but not the defendant to review some of the media that will be used in the trial. Previously, the defense had been denied access to any of the media. Another status hearing to revisit the issue was set for Nov. 20.

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