Anthony Blackmone enters not guilty plea for murder, robbery charges

Anthony Blackmone, indicted on Wednesday for nine charges related to the murder of Nuru Frenche last April, entered a plea of not guilty for all charges. 

Frenche was fatally shot in April 2016. Police were called to 4900 block of Just St., NE after reports of a shooting at around 11 p.m. Frenche was found suffering from gunshot wounds and died shortly after arrival at the hospital.

Blackmone was indicted for first-degree murder, conspiracy, two counts of attempt to commit robbery while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed and four counts of possession of a firearm during crime of violence or dangerous offense.

Nathaniel Taylor was also indicted on the nine charges Wednesday. He is scheduled for an arraignment on Feb. 10.

Blackmone is expected in court March 29 for a status update.


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