Lamonte Hill Pleads Innocent to Brian Bloomfield Murder

Lamonte Hill was arraigned Monday on a charge of second-degree murder while armed and a related weapons offense in connection with the stabbing and shooting death of Brian Bloomfield. Co-defendant Taquia Allen was arraigned on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in the case. Both defendants pleaded innocent to the charges.

Bloomfield, 26, was found around 7:00 p.m. June 11, 2012, lying in a parking lot in the 3400 block of 13th Place Southeast.

According to charging documents in the case, witnesses told police they saw Bloomfield being beaten by two men near the backdoor of an apartment building in the 3400 block of 13th Place. One witness said he saw one of the men stabbing Bloomfield repeatedly while the other man punched him. Bloomfield reached for a gun that was sitting nearby, the witness said, but he couldn’t hold onto it because he appeared to be too severely injured. According to the witness, the suspect without the knife then took the gun from Bloomfield.

Bloomfield died from one gunshot wound to the chest and multiple stab wounds to the torso and thigh.

Hill is the only suspect charged with murder in connection with Bloomfield’s death.

Taquia Allen is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly attempting to hide Facebook communications she had with Hill.

The case is scheduled for a status hearing September 6.

The indictment is below.

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