Judge Releases Homicide Defendant into Home Confinement

A DC Superior Court judge released a homicide defendant into home confinement under the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP). 

Deshaun Gaskins, also known as Antonio Gladden, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 36-year-old Marcus Wallace. On Nov. 21, 2020, Wallace was found on the 1400 block of L Street, SE suffering from 15 gunshot wounds.

Defense attorney Bernadette Armand asked Judge Michael Ryan to allow her client to work for an employer already lined up for him. 

The prosecution did not object to Gaskins’ release into home confinement. They did, however, oppose any form of employment for Gaskin at the time of his release.

Judge Ryan released the 21-year-old defendant into home confinement under HISP without allowing the defendant to work. If Gaskins follows all home confinement guidelines for the first 30 days, Judge Ryan said he will reconsider the possibility of employment.

Gaskins is scheduled to return to court on May 20.. 

Vanessa Sousa wrote this article.