Plea offer extended, trial date scheduled for case against Sean Green


After much back-and-forth over how long a suspect should have to wait for his trial, the trial date for the case against Sean Green was scheduled for November 13.

Green, who has been held in jail since his arrest in October 2015, is charged with murder for the shooting death of Derrick Black, 24.

Green was indicted and pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder while armed, two counts of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with intent to kill and unlawful possession of a firearm due to a prior conviction.

The prosecution extended a plea deal to Green, which he has until March 10 to accept. In the interim, a trial date was set.

Green has been held for 472 days as of Friday’s hearing. Judge Judith Bartnoff refused asks by the government for the trial to begin in 2018.

“That’s a long time away,” Bartnoff said, when a January 2018 date was proposed.  “To me, that’s not acceptable for someone who’s being held without bond.”

 

 

 

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