On Jan 31, during a felony arraignment, four murder defendants rejected their plea deals.
Steven Robin, Sean “Antonio” McKenize, Charles Young and Edward Brown are charged with first-degree murder while armed for their alleged involvement in shooting 29-year-old Kenneth Poindexter on the 4700 block of Benning Rd., SE on Jan. 1, 2018. Robin and Young are also charged with possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
The prosecutor said the plea deal included a potential sentence of 5-8 years for each of the four defendants, but they all declined to plead guilty on the record.
Judge Edelman set a date for a hearing where the defendants will decide if they want to conduct independent DNA testing on March 17.
This article was written by Naysha Carrasquillo