Defense Says Prosecution is Prejudice

During a status hearing on Nov 22, a defense attorney accused a prosecutor of being prejudice towards his client.

Kimberly Thompson was convicted in March of 2019 of first-degree murder while armed for shooting Charles Mayo on 1900 block of Bennett Place, NE on Dec. 17, 2015. Thompson filed a post-trial motion for new counsel.

Defense attorney Kevin Mosley told DC Superior Court Judge Milton C. Lee that the prosecution was not turning over evidence in a timely manner before court proceedings. Mosley said the prosecution’s lag in turning over evidence showed prejudice towards his client.

Mosley requested that Judge Lee to grant the prosecution more time to file a response to Mosley’s motion to turn over evidence.

The prosecution agreed to have the requested evidence turned over by December.

Judge Lee decided to continue the status hearing on Dec.16, so all parties would have time to consult.

D.C. Witness previously reported that Thompson’s sentencing was postponed in order for Thompson to obtain new counsel.

Thompson is being held without bond.

This story was written by Demetria Tymus