Judge Holds Homicide Defendant for Trial

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On Oct. 5, DC Superior Court Judge Judith Pipe detained a defendant charged with murder.

Christopher Tyler, 46, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of 34-year old Nolan Edwards in a residence on the 4100 block of Ames Street, NE, on July 7.

Frances D’Antuono, Tyler’s defense attorney, argued that there was lack of evidence to support the charge.

However, the court found probable cause and cited the defendant’s pending cases included his alleged involvement in a robbery as reasons he is still considered dangerous to the community.

Tyler is being held without bond and is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 30 before DC Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe.

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