Domestic Violence Defendant Rejects Plea Offer 

A defense attorney in a domestic violence case told a DC Superior Court judge that his client has chosen to reject a plea offer from the prosecution.

The defendant is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. 

After months of plea negotiations, defense attorney Donna Besley formally rejected the plea offer on her client’s behalf during the Aug. 17 hearing.

Judge Rainey Brandt scheduled a trial readiness hearing for Sept. 13.