Morning Briefing: Breaking News – Second suspect arrested in connection with lawyer's murder

by NZ Lawyer09 Apr 2015
BREAKING NEWS: Second suspect arrested in connection with DLA Piper lawyer killing
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of DLA Piper attorney David Messerschmitt, 30, who was found dead in a Washington hotel room with multiple stab wounds in February.
Nineteen year old Dominique Johnson was arrested on April 08, 2015, 4:45pm ET, and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. The news comes a week after 21-year-old Jamyra Gallmon was arerested and charged with first-degree murder.
Gallmon has pled not guilty and is being held without bail.

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