Defense Not Identifying Evidence, Prosecutor Says

A prosecutor said Feb. 5 a defense attorney of not identifying the items of evidence that was being independently tested.

Robert Edward Green, 27, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Andre Junior. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Junior, 43, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the 1500 block of Park Road, NW on March 15.

The prosecutor said the defense failed to send a proposed order indicating all the items that would be tested.  

She also said there are a few items she would object to testing because the items do not tie the defendant to the crime. 

Green’s defense attorney, Mani Golzari, said he would file an ex parte motion that would clearly explain the defense’s theory on why the items are relevant. 

DC Superior Court Judge Anita Josey-Herring required the defense to file a constitutional motion by June 5. The judge gave the prosecutor until June 19 to respond. Expert notices must be filed by July 13.

Judge Josey-Herring asked both parties if there were any previous plea offers. 

Golzari said the case’s previous prosecutor offered a plea deal to the defendant, but Green rejected the offer. There are no current plea offers. 

A status hearing is scheduled to occur on March 6.

This article was written by Naysha Carrasquillo