Dujuan Garris’ attorney raises concerns over fair trial


Suspect Dujuan Garris’ attorneys are concerned that he won’t receive a fair trial for the murder of James Anderson.

Garris’ trial scheduled to begin March 6.

In court on Thursday, the defense team argued they don’t have any living witnesses to testify in court.

The defense also argued that the metro police department did not thoroughly investigate the case. When asked by a reporter to elaborate, the public defender declined to disclose any additional information.

According to the government, two people may have been encouraged or hired to rob the victim in the past. The government also said a witness who gave the police this information later denied to the government that they ever said anything about the case.

The judge agreed to give the government more time so they can respond to what the defense argued on Thursday.

Garris allegedly killed Anderson in January of 2015 in the 1300 block of First St. SW.

In February of 2015, police arrested Garris and charged him with first-degree murder while armed.

Garris is scheduled for a status hearing on March 1.

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