The 16-year-old boy charged within the lethal capturing of 14-year-old Avion Evans on the Brookland-CUA Metro platform final week will…

The 16-year-old boy charged within the lethal capturing of 14-year-old Avion Evans on the Brookland-CUA Metro platform final week will stay held with out bond whereas he awaits trial.

On Friday, because the 16-year-old appeared in D.C. Superior Court, his lawyer, William Howell, argued that the capturing was a “spontaneous” occasion that his consumer wouldn’t repeat.

Judge Kendra Davis Briggs denied the request for launch and ordered the teenager stay held with out bond on the Youth Services Center. She additionally ordered a psychoeducational and psychiatric analysis, which is customary process.

Police mentioned an altercation between a gaggle of youngsters on the Metro platform led the 16-year-old, who was not concerned within the battle, to drag out a gun and fireplace photographs. Evans was struck and pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Within minutes of the altercation, the District’s new Real Time Crime Center shared images of the only real suspect, which D.C. Police Chief Pamela Smith mentioned was instrumental in making an arrest on this case.

“Nothing will ever be capable to make Avion’s household really feel entire once more. I communicate for your complete District after I once more ship my deepest sympathies to Avion’s household and mates throughout this time. I hope this arrest will convey some measure of closure to everybody who knew Avion,” Smith mentioned at a press convention on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old was arrested and charged as a juvenile with second-degree homicide in reference to the lethal capturing of Evans. Prosecutors are nonetheless ready for the outcomes from an post-mortem report.

There was no witness testimony in Friday afternoon’s listening to. The trial for this case will start on May 24.

WTOP’s Ciara Wells contributed to this report.

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