Judge Allows Home Confinement to Expire

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan allowed the home confinement of a murder suspect to expire. 

Derricko Johnson, 18, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting 16-year-old Justin Johnson

Johnson attended the Aug. 4 hearing virtually.He was released under the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP) under home confinement on July 18. Johnson was reported as staying in compliance with his release orders. 

On May 26, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to a shooting report at 2234 Savannah Terrace, SE. Upon arrival, MPD officers located the juvenile victim. The decedent was unconscious, unresponsive, and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Johnson’s HISP orders include checking in by phone, GPS monitoring, as well as complying with stay away orders from the scene where the killing happened. Due to his compliance, as well as his not receiving any further warrants since his release, the Pretrial Services Agency did not request any further changes to his release conditions.

Once the defendant’s home confinement ends in August, Johnson must report back to PreTrial Services where he will remain under GPS monitoring as well as a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Johnson is scheduled to return to court for a status hearing on Nov 9.