Judge Denies Request to Release Anthony Campbell

Judge William Jackson turned down a request Friday to place Anthony Campbell on supervised release pending a grand jury indictment.

Campbell, 34, is suspected of killing Antwain Henderson. Prosecutors say Campbell shot Henderson in the head after an argument in August 2011 and then took Henderson’s body to Prince George’s County, where he burned it in a car.

Campbell has been in custody at the D.C. jail since his arrest July 13.

An MPD detective testified at a preliminary hearing in July that investigators believe Campbell thought Henderson had been a government informant in a 2003 shooting.

Campbell’s attorney, Brian McDaniel, argued that Campbell could be released to live at his fiance or father’s home and monitored through a Global Positioning System device.

Campbell was employed at the time of his arrest and has four children, McDaniel said.

Jackson said he wasn’t comfortable granting the request, but expected prosecutors to return an indictment by Campbell’s next status hearing.

In terms of the weight of the evidence, I don’t think anything has changed,” Jackson said, adding he thought that if anything, prosecutors’ case against Campbell was growing stronger.

Campbell is due back in court Feb. 22.

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