Defense Motion for Bond Review Denied

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On Aug. 11, DC Superior Court Judge Rainey Brandt denied defendant Marquette Jordan’s motion for bond review. 

Jordan, 32, is charged with first degree murder while armed, robbery while armed, threatening to kidnap or injure a person, assault with a dangerous weapon, simple assault, and carrying a dangerous weapon outside of a home or business with a prior felony for his alleged involvement in an April 30, 2018 stabbing homicide of Ivan Lynch on the 900 block of Fifth Street, SE. 

Defense counsel Camille Wagner motioned for Judge Brandt to consider releasing Jordan on home confinement, as a loved one had volunteered their residence for Jordan’s disposal. 

The prosecutors, however, opposed such a motion, citing prior cases in which Jordan’s bail was revoked due to his noncompliance with release conditions. 

Judge Brandt agreed with the prosecution’s argument and referenced a DC bond statute that makes all violent crimes come with the presumption of detention in her decision to deny the defense’s motion. 

Judge Brandt added that Jordan has an outstanding warrant for his arrest outside DC, making him ineligible for release at this time. 

The case was previously brought to trial in March 2023 but when the jury was unable to reach a verdict, also known as a hung jury, another trial was scheduled. The second trial is set to begin in November.

Parties will return to court on Nov. 3. 

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