Judge Allows Defendant Time to Consider Plea Offer

On Aug 3, DC Superior Court Judge John Campbell continued a hearing to Sept. 23 to allow the defendant more time to consider a plea offer.

Melessa Williams, who is also known as Tavesa Nitinia Rose-Moore, is charged with assault with the intent to kill while armed with a knife.

Defense attorney Anthony Matthews said, in order to consider the plea, his client must first review the evidence. He said it was not possible to confidentially do so in the Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) until about a week ago. 

On April 10, Williams allegedly stabbed a woman on the 400 block of M Street, SE.

The victim was found bleeding in numerous locations about the body, according to court documents.

The victim was taken to Medstar, where she is listed in critical condition and intubated.