A Sept. 23, 2013 trial date has been set for the 1st degree murder trial of Marcus Donte Reed, 35, who is accused of executing three brothers - Jeremiah Adams, 20, Jarquis Adams, 18, and Jean Adams, 13 - in a dispute over an X-box. Allegedly, Reed shot the Adams' brothers as they pulled their Chevy Malibu into the driveway of Reed's girlfriend on Aug. 16, 2010. An assault-style weapon was recovered outside the residence.
Sheriff's deputies believe Reed opened fire on the Adams' car, angry because he thought they had burglarized his girlfriend's home and stolen a video game system. The home was broken into on the previous Monday (August 14, 2010), but was not reported to authorities.
The new date was set Wednesday by Caddo District Judge Ramon Lafitte, who took over Caddo District Court's criminal Section 1 at the first of the year, replacing Judge Scott Crichton, who went to a civil section.
In addition to setting the date, Lafitte signed a prosecution motion that will keep confidential the names of witnesses who testified before the grand jury that indicted Reed on three counts of 1st degree murder on Nov. 10, 2010.
The prosecution is asking for the death penalty.