The Advocate reports that Marquest Hall told a judge in Stamford Wednesday he won’t plead guilty to murder. Hall faces up to 60 years in prison if he’s convicted. If he’d accepted the deal, he would’ve faced up to 25 years.
The Stamford teen has been charged as an adult with murder in the March 2015 stabbing death of 52-year-old Antonio Muralles. He has pleaded not guilty.
Police say it happened after Muralles bumped into Hall and may have spilled coffee on him outside a McDonald’s.