Murder Defendant Takes Plea Deal For Homicide in Homeless Shelter

A murder defendant pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to aggravated assault for an incident that occurred in a homeless shelter. Marco Scott-Bey, 32, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the murder of 53-year-old David Bodrick on the 1300 block of New York Avenue, NE. on July 31. During a preliminary hearing, Scott-Bey’s defense counsel, Madalyn Harvey, told DC Superior Court Judge Milton C. Lee that the defendant would be taking a plea deal. The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for a maximum of 10 years in prison. All other charges were dropped. The prosecution said that Scott-Bey got into an altercation with Bodrick at a homeless shelter over a blanket that was allegedly stolen. Scott-Bey then punched Bodrick in the head and fractured his skull. Bodrick later passed away from a brain injury in late August. AScott-Bey is scheduled for a sentencing on Jan. 31, 2020.