Judge Reschedules Murder Trial at Prosecution’s Request

During a status hearing April 29, a DC Superior Court judge granted the prosecution’s request for a continuance. Now the trial is scheduled to occur nearly two years after the date of the homicide. 

Larry Brown is charged with second-degree murder while armed and two gun-related offenses for his alleged role in the death of 33-year-old Derrick Wright on the 1300 Block of Florida Avenue, NE in March of 2018.

Brown, 32, is now slated to go to trial on March 16, 2020. He was originally scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 18.

Against the defense’s objection, DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson granted the prosecution’s request, saying she believes the prosecution is acting in “good faith” and is not attempting to strategically delay the trial.

D.C. Witness previously reported that the prosecution notified the court on April 9 that he had a scheduling conflict with the previous trial date.

According to court documents, surveillance video captured an altercation between two unknown individuals near the scene of the crime. Witnesses said a man was seen carrying a thin black object and yelling, “I love to kill, I love to kill.”

An unidentified informant told police via the text-tip line that Brown was the assailant.

Brown is scheduled for a status hearing on May 31.