Judge Denies Defenses Request  to Lift Murder Defendant’s Curfew 

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DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun denied defense attorney Pierce Suen’s request to lift a murder defendant’s curfew. 

Raymond Jones, 28, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to the shootings of 22-year-old Antoine Jenkins and 62-year-old Antwan Brown on the 700th block of 13th Street, SE on March 14.

During the Sept. 23 hearing, Suen requested that Judge Okun revoke his defendant’s curfew on account of his compliance with measures implemented by pretrial services. Suen also cited Jones’ ability to maintain a job and his childcare duties as grounds for this request.

The prosecution countered the defense, stating that Jones’ prior gun arrests suggest he is dangerous, and, as a consequence, his curfew should remain intact.

Judge Okun agreed with the prosecution, declining to lift Jones’ curfew.

The next hearing is set for Jan. 27, 2023, as counsels prepare for a Grand Jury hearing.

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