Prosecution, defense plan two pretrials in Reed case


The pretrial hearing for Ed Jameal Thomas and Kristopher Pratt was held in court room 9 of the Washtenaw County courthouse June 2, with the Honorable Donald E. Shelton presiding.

The two Detroit men are accused of robbing and killing Demarius Reed, an Eastern Michigan University football wide receiver, who was found dead in the stairwell of his University Green apartment building last October.

Aside from murder charges, the charges against Thomas and Pratt include armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Lorne Brown, an attorney who is a part of the defense team for Thomas, declined to give an interview.
“I will tell you this: It will all come out at trial,” he said.

In the end, the prosecution and defense agreed to hold two more pretrial hearings, one to be held on June 21 and the final to be held on July 1.

“If there is going to be any pleas, we need to know by July the first,” Shelton said.

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