Judge finds probable cause to hold Victor Purdie


A judge found probable cause to hold murder suspect Victor Purdie in jail Monday.

Purdie, charged with second-degree murder was arrested for the fatal assault of Richard Lewis.

According to police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Lewis’ cause of death was due to head trauma.

The altercation between Lewis and Purdie took place in front of Union Station on Oct. 2, 2016 but Lewis died from his injuries on Jan. 6, 2017.

Purdie’s attorney argued for her client to be released, pointing out that he has been charged with crimes before and successfully completed probation. She also argued that his confession in the warrant affidavit was taken “out of context,” that he has suffered mental health issues, and took issue with witnesses claiming to identify him as the suspect.

Despite the argument, a judge ruled to hold Purdie until his preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 2.

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