Defense Counsel Asks for More Time for Plea Deal

A defense counselor requested another status hearing so that a resolution could be made between her client and the prosecution.

Torey Stockton, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged role in the death of 23-year-old Jasmine Light on the 2000 block of 16th Street, SE  on Jan. 17, 2018. His co-defendant Kayla Thompson is charged with obstruction of justice.

On Dec. 11, defense counsel, Gemma Stevens, asked DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson to schedule another status hearing because she believed her client and the prosecution could come to some sort of plea agreement.

Kevin McCants, defense counsel for Thompson, agreed with Stevens in that a resolution could be made with more time.

Judge Dayson granted the request.

Another status hearing is scheduled to occur on Jan. 29, 2020