Murder Case Continues with Plea Discussions Following New Developments

A DC Superior Court judge continued a hearing in a homicide case to allow more time for plea discussions.

Diquan Lucas, 24, is charged with second-degree murder while armed in the  shooting of 33-year-old Brian Butler on Nov. 21, 2019, on the 2300 block of Ainger Place, SE.

During the May 11 hearing, defense attorney  Roderick Thompson said they were not currently in a position to accept or reject the prosecutors plea offer due to new developments that happened within the past 24 hours.

Those developments were not explained in detail during the proceeding.

Judge Lee Milton scheduled the next hearing for June 1.