Defense Requests More Time To Review Plea Offer

The defense attorney for a man accused of killing a 15-year-old boy requested more time to go over a plea offer. 

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 that he wanted to set another status hearing and wants to make a counter-offer to the government’s plea offer. 

The prosecution said if the defense rejects the plea deal, they will move forward with indicting Gunter. 

DC Superior Court Judge Dayna Dayson set a felony status conference for Nov. 5.