Murder Defendant Changes Counsel

A murder defendant’s defense counsel informed a judge that he was withdrawing from the case.

Terrance Prue is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 39-year-old Bruce Gilmore on the 3500 block of 22nd Street, SE on June 5. Prue was presented in DC Courts on Nov. 25.

During a proceeding that was supposed to the Prue’s preliminary hearing, the defendant’s previous defense counselor, James King, told DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson that he was withdrawing as Prue’s legal counsel.

Defense counselor Brandi Harden said she was available to represent Prue, but requested some time to meet with him and speak about the case.

According to court documents, Prue was an associate of the victim’s ex-girlfriend’s son. Apparently, the victim and the ex-girlfriend’s son were in a confrontation over stolen money and drugs.

Police recovered .45 caliber ammunition from Prue’s residence, which was the same caliber of the casing found at the crime scene, according to the documents.

Prue’s preliminary hearing was continued to Dec. 12.

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