Judge Continues Status Hearing in Homicide Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a status hearing in a murder case to give the defense attorney more time to talk with his client about his desire to withdraw his guilty plea.  

A little over a year ago, Elijah Jarmon pleaded guilty to first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 18-year-old Taquan Pinkney on the 2000 block of Stanton Road, SE, on Sept. 9, 2018.

Back in March, defense attorney James King told Judge Milton Lee that his client wanted to withdraw his guilty plea, which the prosecution opposed.  

The case was continued to June 23 to give King time to speak with the 20-year-old defendant. But when parties reconvened, King said he still has not been able to speak with Jarmon.

Judge Lee gave gave King another week to talk with Jarmon and file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea.

The next hearing is scheduled June 30.