A DC Superior Court judge denied a murder defendant’s request to be released from jail into home confinement.
During the Oct. 7 hearing, defense attorney Marnitta King said her client has experienced violence at DC Jail. She also voiced medical concerns due to him not receiving a vegan diet, which he says he needs for health reasons.
Judge Marisa Demeo denied the release request but ordered medical examinations to assess if Harper needs a vegan diet.
Parties are scheduled to reconvene on Dec. 17.