Murder Case Continues to Await Indictment

A DC Superior Court judge questioned prosecutors about their progress towards indicting a murder defendant.

On Oct. 6, 2020, 30-year-old Michael Bright was found unconscious on the 1100 block of 45th Street, NE, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Delonte Samuels, 29, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with Bright’s death.

During the Sept. 10 hearing, the prosecution said they are working towards returning the indictment. Judge Neal Kravitz told the prosecution they “need to figure out a plan” and scheduled the next hearing for Dec. 17.