3 Co-Defendants in a Murder Case Waive Right to Independent Testing

Three murder defendants waived their right to independently test DNA evidence on Feb. 2 ahead of their trial. 

Vorreze Ricardo Thomas, 25, and Delonta Stevenson, 27, are charged with first-degree murder while armed premeditated in connection to the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Terrance Allen on Jan. 18, 2021, on the 3000 block of Stanton Road, SE. 

Alongside them, Brianca Phillips, 25, is charged with conspiracy, first-degree murder while armed, and possession of a firearm during crime of violence. 

According to the prosecution, more than 100 pieces of evidence were collected in the case and tested for DNA evidence. The results of those tests were returned and shared with all defense attorneys. 

According to the three attorneys, none of the defendants will go through with independent DNA testing of the evidence. They all understand the implications of their decision to waive their rights. 

The trial is set to begin on May 15, and the next status hearing is scheduled for April 7. 

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