Defendant Charged in 2 Homicides Receives Plea Offer

A DC Superior Court judge continued a murder defendant’s hearing after the prosecution put a plea offer on the record. 

Rasheed Young is charged with second-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 39-year-old Ronald William Richardson, Jr. on May 20, 2018, on the 2300 block of 4th Street, NE. The 43-year-old is also charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 26-year-old Cedric Rogers on June 11, 1996, on the 300 block of Franklin Street, NE. 

Young picked up both of these cases in December 2020. 

During the July 19 hearing, Young’s attorney, Dorsey Jones, said his client needs time to think about the prosecution’s offer.

Judge Marisa Demeo scheduled another hearing for Sept 9. 

Jones motioned to withdrawal as counsel back in May, but Judge Demeo did not rule on it during the hearing.