Judge Holds Murder Defendant During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge held a defendant charged in connection with a 2020 homicide during presentments on Sept. 11. 

A total of 16 defendants were presented before DC Superior Court Judge Robert Rigsby.

Tamika Green, 35, was brought before the court charged with first-degree murder while armed.

According to a press release, at approximately 1:16 p.m. on February 20, 2020, police responded to the 1600 block of 18th Street, SE, for a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers located 37-year-old Bryan Tate Jr. suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene. Police say the detectives’ investigation revealed the homicide to be domestic in nature.

Judge Rigsby decided to hold Green. He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 22.

A defendant, charged with lewd, obscene, or indecent acts was released. He will return to court on Dec. 11. 

Two domestic violence defendants charged with simple assault were released with stay away orders. Both of them are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 10.

Three defendants couldn’t appear due to hospitalization. A domestic violence defendant was also issued a bench warrant for failing to appear in court.