COVID Concerns Delay Hearing for Brothers Charged with Murder

At the prosecution’s request, a DC Superior Court judge continued a Feb. 26 hearing for brothers Dijon and Davion Williams’ murder case due to COVID-19-related concerns.

Dijon, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed, and Davion, 22, is charged with felony murder while armed in the shooting of 30-year-old Nurudeen Thomas on July 21, 2020, on the 4100 block of 14th Street, NW.

The hearing was continued due to an increase in COVID-19 travel restrictions, making it difficult for the co-defendants to appear in court. The two are currently placed on home confinement under the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP) in their home state of Georgia.

During a hearing in January, Judge Danya Dayson addressed Dijon’s reporting violations. According to his designated pretrial officer, Dijon has been in compliance with his reporting within the past month.

Dijon’s defense attorney, David Knight, asked that the defendant be released from 24-hour home confinement because of his obligations to work, his children, and his education.

Judge Dayson denied this request, given the nature of the charges. She also wants to see a lengthier time of compliance from Dijon.

Judge Dayson said she will also review more of Georgia’s restrictions to get a better understanding of their supervision protocols. 

The next hearing is scheduled for April 1.

Sarah Gebrengus wrote this article.

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