Murder Defendant Pleads Not-Guilty to Nine Felony Charges 

A murder defendant entered a plea of not-guilty  to nine felony charges.

Barry Marable is charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with intent to kill while armed, assault with intent to kill, carrying a pistol without a license, unlawful posession of ammunition and posession of an unregistered firearm. Marable, 23, allegedly shot Roger Marmet, 22, at a BP gas station on the 1200 block of 17th Street, NE on Oct. 24, 2018. 

During an arraignment on Oct. 25, Marable pleaded not-guilty to all charges after a plea deal could not be reached with prosecution. 

D.C Witness previously reported that,in early October, a plea deal was reached but then revoked after Marable did not agree with the events that took place on the night of the murder. 

Marable’s defense counsel, Anthony Matthews, told D.C Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe that he anticipated a two week long jury trial. 

The trial is set to start on Dec. 12.