The prosecution and defense teams debated Jan. 31 using a theory that alleged shooter Derryck Decuir had the “intent” to rob 16-year-old Malek Mercer in 2015. Assistant United States Attorney Jeff Nestler argued to use the theory of “intent,” but Decuir’s attorneys, Dana Page and Lee Goebes, argued the theory would confuse the jury about […]
After a mistrial last month, the government announced Monday it will move forward with a retrial of Derryck Decuir’s case for the alleged murder of Malek Mercer. After three days of deliberations last month, the jury could not come to a decision on government’s charges against Decuir for first first-degree murder while armed against a minor, and […]
After two weeks of emotional testimony, the murder case against Derryck Decuir for the alleged murder of Malek Mercer ended in a mistrial Monday.
In court on Wednesday, the jury found Derryck Decuir not guilty of the first-degree murder charges against him.
The government and defense attorneys presented closing arguments in the trial of Derryck Decuir.
The man on trial for allegedly killing a teenager in June 2015 continued to argue he did so in self-defense Thursday. Derryck Decuir, charged with the murder of Malek Mercer, tried to clear up some of the inconsistencies between his initial conversations with police and his current testimony. Decuir told the jury on Thursday that […]
Murder suspect Derryck Decuir told a jury on Wednesday he shot 16-year-old Malek Mercer out of fear for his own life, and never intended to kill the teen. Decuir was charged with the murder of Mercer near a bus stop in June 2015. Decuir was on his way back from his father’s funeral with two […]
Defense attorneys for Derryck Decuir continued their attempts Tuesday to prove their client acted in self defense when he shot 16-year-old Malek Mercer.
The alleged chain of events that led to the death of a teenager were described to the jury Monday by friends of the suspect and victim. Rachean Bethea testified Monday in the trial of Derryck Decuir, who was charged with Malek Mercer’s murder. Bethea is the older brother of Tyshawn Bethea, and called the police […]
Derryck Decuir was arrested and charged with the murder of Malek Mercer.