A trial for the stabbing death of Randy Tomei may not happen as closure could be reached in the case.
Brandy Stephanus, the accused, is being given two weeks to review a plea offer from the government.
It was in August that the idea of offering a deal was made but the government needed more time to consult with the victim’s family. The offer was just received by the defense.
Stephanus had engaged in an argument with Tomei in January, allegedly stabbing him in the chest.
At the time of his magistrate hearing, his attorney had indicated that the Castle Doctrine law may apply to this case. However, arguments to that effect will not be heard if Stephanus signs a deal.
A change of plea hearing is set for November 14th at 1:30 p.m.