Judge Gives Defense More Time for Plea Negotiations

A DC Superior Court judge continued a hearing for a murder case in which the defense attorney reports that she has begun with plea negotiations.

Alton Rivers, 54, is charged with second-degree murder while armed for his alleged role in the death of 68-year-old Anthony Anderson on the 3600 block of 14th Street, NW on July 27, 2018.

“I don’t know if a plea is going to be possible in this case, but I certainly want to try” said defense attorney Betty Ballester.

Without objections from the prosecution, Judge Judith Smith scheduled the next status hearing for July 20.

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.