Judge Postpones Suspected Murderer’s Hearing

DC Superior Court Judge Julie Becker granted a defense attorney’s request for more time to review evidence with his client.

NeQuan Carthens is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting Lagioria Brinkley on March 20 on the sidewalk on the 1900 block of 16th Street, SE. Brinkley, 36, suffered from a gunshot wound to the head and died on the scene.

Some of the evidence includes video surveillance that two gun recovery unit officers used to independently identify Carthens, 19, as the shooter. 

The defense attorney also requested Carthens’ name be edited to its proper spelling in the court system. Previously, he was listed as ‘MeQuan.’

Carthens is scheduled to reappear in court on July 13.