Brandon Andrews Pleads Innocent in Death of Leonard Bigelow

Brandon Andrews pled innocent this morning in the shooting death of Leonard Bigelow.

Andrews is charged with first-degree murder and threats as well as two counts of assault and three weapons charges.

Bigelow, 43, was killed outside his Northeast DC home in August.

According to charging documents in the case, Bigelow’s sister had broken up with Andrews days before the shooting after he threatened to kill her. Andrews texted her on Friday about retrieving items he had left at her house. She took the items elsewhere for him to pick up, which made him angry, she told authorities, adding that she received angry calls and text messages from him throughout the day Friday.

According to charging documents, Bigelow’s sister called 911 when Andrews showed up at Bigelow’s home. Bigelow went outside, she said, and while she was on the phone with 911, she saw Andrews shoot Bigelow with a handgun, she told detectives, according to court documents.

At a preliminary hearing in October 2011, Andrews’ attorney, Lauren Bernstein, argued that Andrews may have felt threatened by Bigelow and that a “very large kitchen knife” was found on the Bigelow’s porch.

Read the indictment below.

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