Defendant Pleads Not Guilty in Double Murder Case

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 Defendant enters plea of not guilty in a double homicide case during an arraignment hearing on Jan. 23.

Marquis Bullocks is being charged with two counts of first-degree murder premeditated while armed, three counts of possession of a firearm during crime of violence, assault with intent to kill while armed, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, threat to kidnap or injure a person, and obstruction of justice. Bullocks, 29, was arrested on Oct. 8, 2021, in connection to the murders of Michael Pate and Djuan Proctor on the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace, SE. 

Bullocks pleaded not guilty to all accounts. Even though the prosecutor said she would be willing to extend a plea offer, Bullock’s attorney, Lisbeth Sapirstein, said he will not be considering a plea offer. According to court documents, evidence allegedly shows him shooting at another vehicle. 

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan scheduled the trial to begin on Aug. 27, 2024, although the prosecution and defense said they are working to find an earlier date. 

The next hearing is scheduled to take place on May 19.

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