Defense Attorney Asks For Reasoning Behind Immunity Offer

A defense attorney requested the reason why an eyewitness was given immunity during a felony status conference on Oct. 1.

Jerome Myles, 20, is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 19-year-old Antonio Dixon on the 900 block of 5th Street, SE on Oct. 20, 2018.

D.C. Witness previously reported that DC Superior Court Judge Todd Edelman gave the prosecution until Oct. 1 to obtain a grand jury indictment.

The prosecution gained the indictment on Sept. 30 and said that the witness’s testimony was the “key to the indictment.” The prosecutor also said she offered immunity to the witness.

The prosecution said she plans to file a protective order for documents in the case.

Defense attorney Brandi Harden said she wanted to know the details of the crime the witness needed immunity for. Harden also said she would “probably not sign [a protective order] if it is one of those generic protective orders.”

Harden requested that Myles, who is currently released under the high intensity supervision program (HISP) on home confinement, be able to move to his aunt and uncle’s house. The location of the house was not discussed in open court.

Judge Edelman asked the prosecution to turn over all the necessary documents to the defense.

He also approved Myles’ change of address as long as he cleared it with pre-trial services.

A status hearing is scheduled on Nov. 1.