Judge Denies Homicide Defendant’s Request For Release

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On Feb. 23, DC Superior Court Judge Marisa Demeo denied a homicide defendant’s request for release. 

Iesha Marks, 29, is charged with first-degree murder while armed for her alleged involvement in the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Donald Childs that occurred July 30, 2023, on the 100 block of Farragut Street, NW. 

On Feb. 5, Dana Page, Marks’ defense attorney, filed a motion for bond review, requesting she be released to care for her children, who are in the custody of her mother. 

The prosecution opposed the request, deeming her a danger to the community, adding that she had previously been involved in a shooting that injured one individual on Oct. 16, 2021. She was sentenced to 12 months for that incident, with a suspended sentence. 

Judge Demeo sided with the prosecution, stating that Marks continues to pose a danger to the community. She will continue to be detained. 

Parties are slated to return May 17. 

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