Homicide Defendant Rejects Plea Offer

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On Dec. 4, a homicide defendant rejected a plea offer extended by the prosecution. 

Seth Andrews, 35 is charged with first-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the death of his mother, 67-year-old Hazel Evans, on the unit block of 35th Street, SE on July 16, 2020. According to court documents, an autopsy revealed that Evans’ injuries were consistent with strangulation. 

During the status hearing, Andrews rejected an agreement that would require him to plead guilty to second-degree murder, in exchange for a dismissal of all other charges. 

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan confirmed that she was satisfied with the defendants rejection of the plea offer. 

Parties are expected back on Feb. 9, 2024. 

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