Judge Tells Defense Attorney to Contact Lawyer Representing DC Jail in Civil Suit

A DC Superior Court judge encouraged a defense attorney to get in contact with the attorney representing the DC Jail to speak with his client.

Mequan Carthens is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 36-year-old Lagioria Brinkley on the 1900 block of 16th Street, SE on Mar. 20, 2020.

Judge Juliet McKenna encouraged Carthens’ attorney, Kevann Gardner, to get in contact with the attorney representing the DC Jail in the civil suit to set up day of hearing phone calls with his client.

Gardner said he was unable to speak with Catrthens on despite scheduling a call because the jail was under staffed.

Gardner also requested another status hearing which was scheduled for June 11.