Murder Defendant Rejects Plea Offer

During a status hearing Oct. 4, a murder defendant rejected a plea offer for voluntary manslaughter.

Larry Brown is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly stabbing 33-year-old Derrick Wright. The stabbing occurred on the 1300 Block of Florida Avenue, NE on March 24, 2018.

The prosecution offered Brown, 32, a plea deal for voluntary manslaughter in April, according to DC Courts.

However, Brown rejected the plea deal on Oct. 4. He did not give a reason for rejecting the offer in open court.

If Brown pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, he could have served between 9.5 and 12 years in prison.

According to the District of Columbia voluntary sentencing guidelines, a person with a Criminal History Score of 0-0.5, who is charged with second-degree murder while armed, could receive anywhere from 12-24 years in prison.

Brown is scheduled for a status hearing on Dec. 2.