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Demitri Hampton murder suspects indicted by grand jury


Three suspects charged in the shooting death of 21-year-old Demitri Hampton during a home invasion in 2013 will be arraigned on a grand jury indictment Friday, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.

Last Wednesday, Michael Parrish, 26, of Coram; Danielle Hall, 39, of Calverton and Corry Wallace, 40, of Riverhead were charged with second-degree murder in connection with the killing. They pleaded not guilty during their arraignments in Southampton Town Justice Court and were ordered held without bail by Judge Edward Burke.

Mr. Hampton was fatally shot in an early-morning home invasion in Flanders on Jan. 27, 2013. The 21-year-old was staying with his girlfriend at a cousin’s house when two masked men stormed into the home about 3 a.m.

Mr. Hampton was up late playing video games in the basement, and rushed upstairs to confront the armed men. He tried to fight them off in the kitchen but was shot in the chest during the struggle. He later died of his injuries at a local hospital.

The investigation is still pending and two other arrests are expected, according to assistant district attorney Glenn Kurtzrock.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro is expected to unseal the indictment on Friday.

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Photo Caption: Michael Parrish, Danielle Hall and Corry Wallace. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)