Judge issues second order ordering defendant to complete outpatient program

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District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan on July 9 ordered the accused murderer to enroll in an outpatient program and submit to a drug test, after previously ordering him to do so.

Terrance Barnes, 35, has been charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon. Barnes, who struggles with substance abuse, allegedly fired a firearm with intent, fatally wounding Barry Homeles, 57, on April 17, 2019, in the 5100 block of Southern Avenue, SE.

Barnes was previously ordered by Judge Raffinan to enroll in an outpatient drug treatment program. His defense attorney, Molly Bunke, said Barnes has an appointment today with Creative Pathways, an outpatient program, to enroll.

Barnes also failed to show up for a drug test on July 8. He said he was at work and called his care manager to let him know he would not be able to come, so the test was rescheduled for Tuesday.

Judge Raffinan informed Barnes that these issues needed to be addressed before the trial, especially since they had already been ordered to do so.

Due to Barnes failing to complete a drug test, Judge Raffinan ordered him to undergo testing and enroll in an outpatient treatment program that same day.

The sides plan to meet again on September 17.

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