The brother of a Kansas City man convicted of murder is accused of lying on the witness stand during the brother’s trial.
Jackson County Prosecutors on Saturday charged 23-year-old Derrick D. Marshall Jr. with perjury, a felony.
According to reports, court documents indicate Marshall lied on the stand while testifying during Jimmie Verge’s murder trial in March. Verge, 22, is Marshall’s brother.
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A Jackson County jury in March found Verge guilty on two counts of second-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action and single counts of robbery and assault.
Verge was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for his role in the 2015 shooting deaths of Gerrod H. Woods and Fanandous B. Groves, both 23 and from Kansas City.
Prosecutors allege Marshall falsely testified that at the time of the Dec. 2015 murder, he was with Verge at another location. He also lied about not having any phone interactions with Verge after the murder, prosecutors said.
According to online court records, Marshall was freed Saturday after posting bail.