Judge Continues Homicide Hearing for Plea Discussion

A DC Superior Court judge continued a homicide hearing, so parties could continue with plea negotiations.

DeAndre Houston, 20, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 27-year-old Roderick Thomas on Oct. 11, 2018, on the 3200 block of 12th Street, SE. 

Defense attorney, Betty Ballester said she is reviewing the plea deal offered by the prosecution.

Houston is also charged with armed robbery, carrying a pistol without a license and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in this case.

Judge Judith Smith scheduled the next status hearing for June 22.

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.