Suspect in Antonio Lee Bryant murder awaits January trial

Sean Hurd, 19, had a status hearing Tuesday regarding his upcoming murder trial.

The defense attorney discussed a potential Brady violation by the government for withholding evidence such as the identities of the crime scene officers who discovered bullet shell casings at the scene, and the identity of the 911 caller. The government responded by stating that they believe they are in compliance with evidence disclosure. Judge Puig-Lugo told the defense attorney directly that, “just because you want [the evidence], doesn’t mean that you get it…nobody’s going to spoon feed you.”

Both the defense attorney and government made it clear that they are interested in the time that the 911 call occurred, so that they can confirm the timeframe of the shooting.

Hurd is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Antonio Lee Bryant, 28. On June 17, 2015, police arrived at the 3300 block of D Street, SE., where Bryant was found with gunshot wounds. Hurd was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet at the time, due to a previous attempted robbery conviction. Police used the GPS bracelet to place Hurd at the scene during the shooting.

A trial readiness hearing has been set for Jan. 3, 2018 at 10 a.m., and the trial will take place Jan. 22, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.


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