Judge Schedules Jury Trial for Murder Case

A DC Superior Court judge continued a March 9 trial readiness hearing for a murder case to August.

Larry Brown, 34, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 33-year-old Derrick Wright. On March 24, 2018, Wright was found with multiple stab wounds on the 1300 block of Florida Avenue, NE. 

During the March 9 hearing, defense attorney Roderick Thompson requested to have motions filed in the month of July and to pursue the trial readiness hearing with the defendant’s presence waived. 

Judge Danya Dayson suggested that parties schedule another hearing because the earliest trial date they could set at this time isn’t until October of 2022.

Parties agreed to meet again on Aug. 23 for a trial readiness hearing. In the meantime, Judge Dayson set aside Oct. 3 through Nov. 2, 2022, for the jury trial.

Brown is also charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and assault with intent to kill while armed in this case. 

The next trial readiness hearing is scheduled for Aug. 23.

This article was written by Adriana Montes.