Defendant Charged With Murder Rejects Plea Offer

A 24-year-old man charged with murder rejected a plea offer during reception court on Oct. 21. 

Daqwan Sawyer is accused of the murder of Danny Henson, 31, on May 4 on the 5100 block of Williston Street. Another man, Cadeem Green, 23, is also charged in this incident.

Sawyer is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of firearm use in the commission of a crime, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. 

On Thursday, the prosecution offered Sawyer a plea of life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder. This is the same offer given to his co-defendant on Oct. 20.

Sawyer and his defense attorney, Josh Insley, rejected the offer. 

He will be tried along with Green on April 19, 2022.