INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man accused of shooting and killing a defenseless clerk had his first day in court on Friday.
Deputies escorted Desi Thomas into a Marion County courtroom Friday morning. The 25-year-old is charged with murder and robbery.
Thomas is accused of shooting and killing Harry Briggs inside a south side gas station on June 4.
During a hearing Friday, Thomas spoke softly as he responded to the charges. A judge appointed Thomas a public defender during the hearing.
Prosecutors have not determined if they will pursue the death penalty in Thomas’ case.
Thomas’ next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 2.