Judge Gives Defendant Permission to Contact Her Children

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On March 17, DC Superior Judge Marisa Demeo granted modifications to a stay away order that separated a mother from her children. 

Latasha Gray, 35, is being charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting Anthony Thomas, 40, in the presence of their children on Feb. 6 on the 4200 block of 7th Street, SE. Thomas succumbed to his injuries on Feb. 7. 

According to the judge, the court had received notice that Gray had been in violation of her stay away order due to a misunderstanding between the defendant and her mother. Gray’s mother accidentally put her on speaker phone when they were on a call and her children were present. 

Gray’s defense attorney asked for the stay away order to be modified, so that the defendant is able to speak with and see her children. 

Judge Demeo said the defendant can now speak with her children and have them visit her at DC Jail, but she is not allowed to harass, assault, threaten or stalk the kids. Gray is also prohibited from discussing the case with her children. 

The defendant is expected back in court on April 24 for a felony status conference. 

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