Judge Robert Morin found probable cause to hold Steven Williams Monday.
Williams, 46, is accused of killing 65-year-old shopkeeper June Grace Lim June 14.
Officers arrested him August 23 on a parole violation, but later found DNA evidence linking him to Lim’s murder. Williams’ DNA matched with DNA found on the holster of the handgun allegedly used to kill Lim, and from the inside of Lim’s cash register, according to court documents.
Officers found Lim lying on the floor behind the counter of Grace Deli, the business she owned at 701 H St. Northeast, around 6 a.m. June 14. An autopsy later found that she died of a single gunshot to the back of her neck.
Morin has not yet set a trial date for Williams. He is scheduled to return to court April 12 at 10 a.m. for a felony status conference.