Judge Reschedules Preliminary Hearing for Homicide Defendant

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A DC Superior Court judge rescheduled a hearing to determine if a homicide case has enough evidence to go to trial.

Deshaun Gaskins, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the fatal 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. 

The judge rescheduled the Feb. 16 hearing after learning that defense attorney Bernadette Armand could not be present due to a medical emergency.

The next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26. 

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