Competency hearing set for accused killer
Published 10:07 am Thursday, January 14, 2016
Yaquilla Washington, whose case has been continued three times while awaiting psychiatric evaluation results, will have a competency hearing on Feb. 8.
Washington, the man accused in the Dec. 24 death of Demetrius Wilson, pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.
Washington was indicted in March for one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Dec. 24, police arrested Washington after he allegedly shot Wilson at the Cloverdale apartments in Brookhaven. Police say Wilson had returned to the Cloverdale area from shopping with his girlfriend and noticed a man looking at him. Wilson and Washington allegedly engaged in a short conversation before Wilson and his girlfriend drove to another house in Cloverdale.
The girlfriend told police she entered a house and when she returned to the car she heard an argument between the two men followed by Washington allegedly shooting Wilson with a Smith & Wesson .38 special handgun.
Sexual battery case set for trial
Also scheduled for Feb. 8 in Judge David H. Strong Jr.’s courtroom is the trial of alleged sex offender Clifton Alexander Glass, 20.
Glass’s trial was continued to Feb. 8 and the order of continuance says both parties have agreed to move the date “because both parties were recently made aware of a new witness and need time to locate and interview him; and because both parties need additional time to locate another witness, who has moved.”
Glass, of 4612 Old 20 Road, Union Church, was arrested Dec. 31, 2014, for sexual battery. Glass was indicted on two charges of sexual battery on March 24. The indictment describes both counts as involving a female child who was at least 14 but fewer than 16 years of age while Glass was more than three years older.