Judge Issues Second Order for Defendant to Complete Outpatient Program

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DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan ordered a homicide defendant on July 9 to enroll in an outpatient program and report for a drug test, after having previously telling him to do so. 

Terrance Barnes, 35, is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Barnes, who struggles with substance abuse, allegedly fired a gun with premeditated malice, fatally wounding Barry Homles, 57, on April 17, 2019, on the 5100 block Southern Avenue, SE. 

Barnes had previously been ordered by Judge Raffinan to enroll in a substance abuse outpatient program. His defense attorney, Molly Bunke, said Barnes has an appointment with Creative Pathways, an outpatient program, today, to enroll. 

Barnes also previously failed to report to a drug test on July 8. He claimed he was at work and called his case manager to let them know that he could not make it, so it was rescheduled to Tuesday. 

Judge Raffinan advised Barnes that these issues need to be taken care of before court, especially because they had previously been ordered. 

Due to his failure to complete, Judge Raffinan ordered Barnes to complete a drug test and enroll in an outpatient program later that day. 

The parties are slated to meet again Sept. 17.

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