Prosecution Extends Plea Offer to Murder Defendant

The prosecution in a murder case placed a plea offer on the record.

Paul Daniel is charged with murder in connection with the shooting of 59-year-old Kevin Harrison on Jan. 16, 2019, on the 4000 block of Hayes Street, NE.

Daniel, 41, was initially charged with second-degree murder while armed. But in June, he was indicted on charges of first-degree murder while armed, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was arraigned on these charges during the Sept. 13 hearing.

The prosecution’s plea offer would allow the defendant to plead down to a charge of voluntary manslaughter while armed. The prosecution would dismiss his other charges if he agreed to do so. 

Defense attorney Madalyn Harvey said she was not aware of the plea offer and would like more time to go over it with her client. Harvey said she will let the prosecution know of their decision before the next hearing. 

Judge Marisa Demeo scheduled the defendant’s next hearing for Oct. 12.