A 17-year-old suspected in the November 2010 shooting death of a Seat Pleasant woman in Southeast D.C., has been charged as an adult in the case.
According to court documents, Kevin Benbow was presented with the first-degree murder charge Saturday and ordered held pending a preliminary hearing in the case.
Charging documents allege that Benbow and an associate were attempting to rob Jinnell McQueen when the woman was shot. Benbow told police that McQueen approached him and his associate and asked them about buying PCP. As the three walked down Eaton Road SE, Benbow or his associate told McQueen that they were robbing her. She fought Benbow’s associate and Benbow picked up his associate’s gun to break up the fight, but he slipped and the gun fired, striking McQueen in the head, Benbow told police.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for the case for May 5.