Prosecution Hopes to Get Indictment Within 2 Months for 2019 Homicide Case

A prosecutor is hoping to indict a homicide defendant who was arrested in November 2019 within the next two months. 

Terrance Prue, 20, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting of 39 -year-old Bruce Gilmore on the 3500 block of 22nd Street, SE on June 5, 2019. 

Back in October, defense attorney Brandi Harden filed a motion for the case to be dismissed, in part due to allegations that her client’s speedy trial rights were violated. 

During the March 15 hearing, the prosecution reported that they have extended a global plea deal that would apply to both this case and another in which he is charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance while armed and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. 

However, Harden said she cannot say that the plea deal has been adequatley communicated to Prue due to lack of availability at the jail.

DC Superior Court Judge Judith Smith continued the felony status conference to May 21 for both of Prue’s open cases.

Sasha Ridenour wrote this article.