Prosecution Requests New Trial Date

The prosecution in a murder case requested to change a murder defendant’s trial date, citing a scheduling conflict.

Larry Brown is charged with second-degree murder while armed and two gun-related offenses for his alleged role in the death of 33-year-old Derrick Wright on the 1300 Block of Florida Avenue, NE in March of 2018.

Brown, 32, is scheduled to go to trial on Nov. 18.

During a status hearing April 9, DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson said it was likely the new trial date would have to be set in 2020. However, she refrained from scheduling a new date because one of Brown’s attorneys was absent.

A trial date could be set at the next hearing on April 17.

According to court documents, surveillance video captured an altercation between two unknown individuals near the scene of the crime. Witnesses said a man was seen carrying a thin black object and yelling, “I love to kill, I love to kill.”

An unidentified informant told police via the text-tip line that Brown was the assailant.