Raymond Faunteroy to Seek Private Attorney for Murder Charge Defense

The preliminary hearing for Raymond Faunteroy was postponed today at the request of his attorney.

Faunteroy, 26, is suspected in the murder of 19-year-old Derrick Ragland in Northeast D.C. last December. Faunteroy was presented with the charge of first-degree murder on March 21.

According to charging documents, before the shooting, Faunteroy was robbed by Ragland when he tried to buy a gun from him. Faunteroy allegedly shot Ragland multiple times three days later.

Faunteroy’s family wishes to seek private counsel, Raymond told Judge Thomas Motley. Prosecutor Reagan Taylor did not object to the request.

The preliminary hearing is now scheduled April 25 at 9:30 a.m.

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