Murder Defendant Rejects Plea Offer in 15-year-old’s Death 

A murder defendant rejected a plea offer  at a status hearing on Oct. 25.

Daquan Gray,17, is charged with first-degree murder while armed,possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying a pistol without a license. Gray allegedly shot Jaylyn Wheeler, 15, on the 600 Block of Alabama Avenue, SE on May 16. 

During a status hearing, Gray’s counsel, Dana Page, told a judge that defense was rejecting a plea deal offered from prosecution. 

The conditions of the plea deal were not discussed in court. 

D.C Witness previously reported that Gray and the prosecution had been in plea negotiations for the last two months. 

Page told DC Superior Court Judge Craig Iscoe that the defense has not decided if there will be independent testing. 

A status hearing is scheduled on Jan. 10