Judge Denies David Warren New Trial, Amends Sentence

Judge Rhonda Reid Winston signed an order in her chambers Monday denying David Warren a new trial.

Warren was sentenced in June to 36 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of first-and second-degree murder as well as 10 other charges related to the shooting death of Ervin Lamont Griffin.

Warren’s attorney, Kevin L. Mosley, filed an appeal four days after the original sentencing.

At trial, Prosecutors argued that on May 13, 2011, 32-year-old Griffin was dragged from his car during a robbery attempt and shot in the neck when it was discovered he did not have anything his assailants could take.

Judge Winston also amended Warren’s sentence on an armed carjacking charge to meet minimum sentencing standards. Warren was originally sentenced to 12 years in prison for the charge, but the Monday’s hearing added three years to that total. Warren will serve the armed carjacking sentence concurrently with four other charges.

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