Montez Warren pleads not guilty


The man charged with the murder of Donte Miller last August pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Montez Warren was indicted last month on charges of first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a license outside a home or business and three counts of obstruction of justice.

Warren allegedly fatally shot Dante Miller on Aug. 21, 2016 in the 1200 Block of 18th Place, NE.

This is not the first time Warren has faced murder charges. In Oct. 2011 he was charged with first-degree murder while armed and in a jury trial in March 2014. He was found not guilty of that charge.

Shadashia Gillis was also present as a codefendant, for a status hearing. She is charged with five counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice in connection with the Miller’s murder.

The government stated that all the evidence had been handed over to the defense. Gillis’s attorney said that the case might have to be split up into two separate cases.

They are both set to appear again on Sept. 15 for a status hearing.

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