Son of former Gov. Barbour considers plea offer

WASHINGTON – Haley Reeves Barbour Jr., youngest son of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, is considering a plea offer in the assault case against him, his lawyer told a judge Wednesday.

Details of the plea offer were not immediately available. Barbour and his attorney, Marlon Griffith, would not comment after Wednesday’s hearing.

District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Ann O’Regan Keary said she would give Barbour, 35, two weeks to decide whether to accept the offer. If he rejects it, he will stand trial before Keary, without a jury, on Oct. 6.