Defense Counsel Seeks Release of Murder Defendants

The defense counsel for three murder defendants are seeking to have their clients released from custody.

Co-defendants Nelfy Hernandez, 18, Deandre Levy, 20, and Trey Prillerman, 17, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 17-year-old Taijhon Wyatt, Jr. on the 5500 block of 9th Street, NW, on Aug. 10, 2020.

One of Prillerman’s attorneys, Elizabeth Weller, filed a bond review motion on Sept. 29. In it, she points out that her client has no prior convictions, has been doing well in school and has a supportive family.

Hernandez’s attorney, Douglas Wood, and Levy’s attorneys, Thomas Healy and Jonathan Zucker, plan to file bond motions as well. Judge Neal Kravitz ordered them filed no later than Oct. 6.

Parties are scheduled to reconvene for a bond review hearing on Oct. 21.