Prosecutors in Murder Case Seek Reinterpretation of DNA Evidence

A prosecutor informed a DC Superior Court judge that they are seeking a manual reinterpretation of DNA evidence in a murder case. 

Larry Brown is charged with second-degree murder, possessing a prohibited weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon. He is scheduled to go to trial in October.

Brown, 35, is accused of stabbing Derrick Wright to death on March 24, 2018. Metropolitan Police Department officers found 31-year-old Wright on a sidewalk in front of the 1300 block of Florida Avenue, NE, suffering from a puncture wound to his chest, according to court documents. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

During the Jan. 10 hearing, one of the prosecutors, in this case, said they reached out to Bode Technology, a private forensic DNA laboratory based out of Virginia, about the reinterpretation. He said the company anticipates having it done by April.

Judge Maribeth Raffinan scheduled parties to reconvene on May 10 for a status hearing.