Final pretrial hearing for Dayton man accused of February murder scheduled today

A Dayton man accused on four counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of having a weapon while under disability is scheduled to appear in court today for a final pretrial hearing. Each charge carries a three-year firearm specification, except for having guns while under disability.

Marcus Brigham, Jr., 26, is facing charges for the shooting death of Diamond Carlton, 37, of North Baltimore, Ohio, on Feb. 4, 2019. Carlton was shot multiple time during an attempted drug transaction, according to Dayton police.

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On Feb. 4, Carlton walked with Brigham into an alley, after which Carlton’s friends reported hearing gunfire. Carlton’s friends fled the area, but returned shortly after and found Carlton’s body, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Brigham pleaded not guilty to the charges. The defense also filed a motion to suppress the statements he made to law enforcement and the procedure used to identify him by a witness, which was overruled by Judge Huffman, according to court documents.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

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