Judge Sets Preliminary Hearing for Defendants Charged in Child’s Death

A DC Superior Court judge scheduled a hearing to determine if the case against a couple accused of causing their child’s death has enough evidence to go to trial.

Co-defendants Antonio Turner, 29, and Ta’jenna Eason, 32, are charged with first-degree cruelty to children and felony murder in connection with the death of their two-year-old son, Gabriel Eason, on April 1, 2020.  

Both defendants are released. During the Oct. 13 hearing, Judge Milton Lee continued the stay away order that prevents the two from interacting with minors.

Judge Lee scheduled the preliminary hearing for Nov. 22.