Prosecution agrees to October court date

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 09:06 PM

Discovery items are still being forwarded to the defense and the murder case of Shakeem Delshon Barnes will have another pre-trial hearing in October.

Barnes appeared Tuesday in Superior Court before Judge Robert Hobgood. Barnes is charged with attempted robbery and first-degree murder in the May 4 shooting death of La’Darrius Talley on Lincoln Street.

Three motions for discovery were made by Barnes’ attorney, Theresa Presley. Bill Griffin, the assistant district attorney prosecuting for the state, said all requests for evidence are being honored, including handing over five CDs Tuesday that included photos.

“We received the photos recently,” Griffin said. “We are in the process of responding to requests for discovery by the defense counsel. These are supplementary matters.”

Griffin said he would agree with holding the discovery matters open for a hearing scheduled for the week of Oct. 15.

Barnes, 19, of 1901 Vicksboro Road, Lot 31, will not face the death penalty for the shooting death of 18-year-old Talley. Griffin in July said evidence in the case did not rise to the level of culpability required for a death penalty.

Rodriguez Antoin Crudup, 26, is also charged in the case with attempted armed robbery and taking an unknown amount of cash from Talley while armed with a handgun.

According to Henderson police, Barnes shot Talley to death with a handgun in the 100 block of Lincoln Street. The vehicle Talley was driving crashed into a brick pillar and fence. Talley was found at the crash scene inside the car where he was pronounced dead.


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