Judge Denies Murder Defendant’s Request to Remove GPS Monitor

A DC Superior Court judge denied a homicide defendant’s request to remove a GPS tracker. 

Tristian Cole, 31, is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Joel Midgett on the 200 block of K Street, NW during an altercation on Oct. 16, 2015. Midgett succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. Cole was later charged with second-degree murder while armed. 

On Feb. 10, 2020, Cole was released from detention under the high-intensity supervision program with a GPS monitor. 

During the June 14 hearing, defense attorney Ronald Resetarits requested to remove the GPS attached to Cole’s ankle. 

DC Superior Court Judge Milton Lee denied the request but commended Cole on her observation of her release conditions thus far. 

Cole’s next hearing is scheduled for July 6.