D.C. Witness Staff
- November 10, 2020
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A DC Superior Court judge remotely arraigned two brothers currently living in Georgia on felony murder charges.
Co-defendants Daivion Williams, 22, and Dijon Williams, 21, are charged with felony murder while armed in the death of 30-year-old Nurudeen Thomas, who was fatally shot during a July 21 robbery on the 4100 block of 14 Street, NW.
Dijon Williams is a senior at Georgetown University. He was spending the summer with his brother in their Atlanta home, and was planning to take courses remotely in the fall.
At the time Thomas was killed, the two were visiting friends in DC.
The brothers were arrested in their home in Georgia and were released under the High Intensity Team Supervision (HITS) on a $50,000 bond. They were put on home confinement with GPS monitoring to ensure the public’s safety.
During the Nov. 9 hearing, the defense attorneys requested that an exception be made for their clients’ home confinement order so that they could attend a family reunion.
“This is a murder case,” said the prosecution. “The allegations are that both of these defendants committed a robbery that ended in a homicide and then jetted back to Georgia immediately after.”
Judge Danya Dayson denied the request. “It’s not about punishment, it’s about the safety of the community,” she said.
The Williams brothers’ next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19.
The case is still under investigation.
Sierra Robbins wrote this article.