Defense Files Additional Motions in Response to Loss of Critical Evidence

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan extended deadlines for continued plea negotiations on Sept. 21, so both parties could be prepared to proceed with a murder trial. 

Ch’Juan Robinson, 25, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Louis Kingsbury, 34. The incident occurred on the 200 block of New York Avenue, NW on April 29, 2020. 

Defense attorney, Dana Page, requested more time to file additional motions in response to the prosecutor’s failure to preserve critical evidence. According to Page, surveillance footage and photos from the officer’s body-worn cameras during a search of Robinson’s vehicle were deleted. 

Page sent a counteroffer to the prosecution, which the prosecution has yet to decide. The offer was not disclosed in open court.

Judge Raffinan set an Oct. 5 deadline for both parties to submit responses to any motion. 

Judge Raffinan scheduled the next hearing for Oct. 12.