Defense Needs More Time to Discuss Plea Offer with Murder Defendant

 A defense attorney needs more time to discuss a plea offer with his client.

Javon Gunter, 20, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 15-year-old Thomas Johnson on Oct. 9, 2019, on the 1300 block of Half Street, SW.

Defense attorney Ronald Resetarits said he has not been able to discuss the plea offer with his client yet during the Nov. 19 hearing. The prosecution said that they want to indict the case before the end of the year if an offer is not taken. 

Resetarits said he would speak with his client at DC Jail within the next few days. 

DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson set a hearing for Nov. 19 to check in on the plea negotiations.