Judge sets May 20 trial date for Marion Christopher Barry

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge has set a trial date for Marion Christopher Barry on three misdemeanor charges stemming from an altercation at a downtown Washington bank in which he allegedly threatened a teller and destroyed a surveillance camera.

At a hearing Friday in D.C. Superior Court, a judge set a trial date of May 20. Prosecutors also offered Barry, the son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry, a plea deal. They said they would dismiss a simple assault charge if Barry pleads guilty to the misdemeanor charges of attempted threats and destruction of property.

Prosecutors said the plea deal is open until March 6.

The younger Barry is running for his late father's D.C. Council seat. He has apologized for the bank incident and pledged to remain in the race.

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