Murder Case with 3 Defendants Set for Preliminary Hearing

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A DC Superior Court judge set aside two days for a hearing to determine if the evidence against three men charged with murder has enough evidence to go to trial. 

On the evening of Oct. 6, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found 30 year-old Michael Bright suffering from apparent gunshot wounds on the 1100 block of 45th Street, NE. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Delonte Samuels, 28, James Flemings, 23, and Exavior Pinnix, 21, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with the homicide. Bright’s death is alleged to have been caused by an attempted robbery carried out by the three defendants.

The prosecution asked Judge John Campbell to designate multiple days for the hearing, saying, “co-defendant prelims typically take more than one day in a row.” 

Judge Campbell scheduled the hearing for March 16 and 17. 

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