Despite Being Hospitalized, a Murder Defendant’s Condition has Improved

On Jan 31, during a felony arraignment, a DC Superior Court judge inquired about the condition of a murder defendant.

Robert Henson, 38, is charged with second-degree murder while armed for his alleged role in the death of 37-year-old Richard Lee Dudley on the 2500 block of Elvans Road, SE on Dec.10, 2018. 

The defense attorney for Henson, David Knight and Joseph Yarbough, said that Henson had slightly improved since being hospitalized for unknown reasons. 

He also said that Henson is competent and alert for 2 hours in the afternoons. The defense asked the judge to set an afternoon arraignment in the following weeks in order to fit Hemson’s needs.

The prosecution did not object.

 Judge Juliet McKenna said she hopes Henson’s condition improved by the end of February.

This article was written by Naysha Carrasquillo