Status hearing date set for Antonio Brown


Superior Court Judge Jose Lopez scheduled a status hearing date for Antonio Brown, charged with the alleged murder of Charles Antonio Welch.

Although it was announced in court that the grand jury voted to return an indictment, the government was not prepared to go forward with the arraignment and was rescheduled for June 30. Lopez scheduled a status hearing after that for Aug. 5.

The grand jury charged Brown with premeditated first-degree murder while armed, Possession of a firearm during crime of violence or dangerous offense, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Brown had previously been convicted in court for an unspecified crime that could have been punishable by a year’s sentence in prison.

On Sep. 18, 2015, police found Welch suffering from a single gunshot wound inside of a white Acura at the parking lot of 1845 Harvard Street, NW.

On Sep. 29, 2015, D.C. Police arrested Brown and charged him with first-degree murder while armed.

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