Judge Won’t Exclude Murder Defendant ID from Evidence

During a motions hearing June 27, a judge denied the defense’s motion to suppress a murder defendant’s identification in material evidence. 

Gary Proctor is charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of firearm during a crime of violence, carrying a pistol outside a home or business and unlawful possession of ammunition for allegedly shooting Jerome Diggs, 42. The crime took play on the 1300 block of First Street, SW in 2015. Proctor, 41, is the victim’s cousin. The two allegedly got into an altercation two weeks prior to the victim’s death

Defense attorney, Steven Kiersh, motioned to suppress evidence regarding the identification of the defendant. Apparently, Proctor’s nickname is “Little Gary”. 

According to court documents, one witness spoke to another saying that “Little Gary” shot the victim multiple times.

The defense argued that this alias was too vague. 

However, Judge Dayna Dayson  said there was a sufficient amount of other evidence that pointed to the defendant as a suspect. 

Judge Dayson also denied a motion to admit a 911 call.

The case is set to go to trial on July 15 with the prosecution expecting to call three to five witnesses. The defense expects to call five witnesses.