Murder suspect rejects plea deal

A murder suspect rejected a plea deal last week, which would have required him to plead guilty to second-degree murder while armed.

Keith Archie, 36, is being held on charges that he arrested Demond Marcel Rush.

The hearing continued, where Judge Judith Bartnoff attempted to determine probable cause that Archie was responsible for the murder of Demond Marcel Rush, 32. After the lead detective on the case was questioned and cross-examined, the judge determined that while it’s, “not the strongest case I’ve ever seen,” there is enough evidence to move forward with a grand jury trial. Archie will continue to be held without bond.

The next court date is scheduled for Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m.


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