Judge Continues Homicide Case To Give Prosecutor Time To Resolve Private Issues With Witness

On Nov. 22, DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun continued a homicide case to give the prosecutor enough time to resolve some issues with a witness.

Morris Jones, 38, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Tiffany Wiggins on April 17 on the 3800 block of Minnesota Ave, NE. According to court documents, Jones is also known as Antonio Jones.

During the Tuesday proceeding, the prosecutor requested to reschedule the hearing because he had a private matter to resolve with a witness.

Defense attorney Prescott Loveland asked for an approximate time frame for postponing the matter.

Judge Okun spoke with both parties privately and decided the prosecutor’s private reasoning for rescheduling the hearing was important but needs to be handled in an effective and timely manner.

On the morning of the homicide, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to a shot spotter alert for six rounds of gunfire on the 3800 block of Minnesota  Avenue, NE, according to court documents. After MPD canvassed the area, they located Wiggins inside a bronze Infiniti suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Wiggins’s autopsy report concluded that she suffered a gunshot wound to the lower left side of her back. The bullet traveled through the body puncturing her left and right lung, heart, and her aorta before exiting a portion of her chest causing her chest cavity to fill with blood.

The hearing is scheduled to continue on Dec. 7.

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