A preliminary hearing for Michael Marshall, suspected in the murder of Antonio Headspeth, was delayed today after prosecutors and defense attorneys asked the court for more time to conduct investigations and possibly discuss a plea offer.
Marshall, 25, was arrested Oct. 1 in connection with Headspeth’s death. Headspeth was found dead Oct. 17, 2011 by MPD officers. His body was lying against a chain-linked fence in the 1100 block of Stevens Road in Southeast D.C. Around him were 13 .40 caliber shell casings and two bullet fragments, according to charging documents in the case.
According to an arrest warrant in the case, Marshall was identified as a suspect through witness statements and ballistics evidence. A witness told police that Marshall was attempting to discard of a handgun at his girlfriend’s grandmother’s house. The gun was turned over to law enforcement and ballistic testing later confirmed that the weapon was used to shoot Headspeth.
Marshall is suspected of second-degree murder. The preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for November 16.
Charging documents in the case are below.