Judge Denies Motion for Release in Fatal Drunk Driving Case

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On Nov. 17, DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun denied a motion to release a 2023 homicide defendant.  

Nakita Walker, 43, is charged with three counts of second-degree murder for allegedly crashing into a car carrying Mohamed Kamara, 42, Jonathan Alberto Cabrera Mendez, 23, and Olvin Josue Torres Velasquez, 22, on March 15, on Rock Creek Parkway near the intersection of 26th Street and P Street, NW. 

The DC Medical Examiner’s report indicates Walker’s blood alcohol content was 0.1– beyond the legal limit– with cannabis also present in her body.

Walker’s defense attorney, Albert Amissah, motioned for Walker’s release as she was not being provided with the medical treatment she needed for injuries sustained in the crash. Amissah stated that in the last six months, Walker had attended physical therapy once and her health was deteriorating. 

Prosecution rebutted Walker was an extreme danger to the community and stated, “She will do whatever she wants to do when she wants to do it”. 

Judge Okun denied the defense’s motion for release and stated, “My decision is based on whether she would be a danger to the community”. Judge Okun reflected on how Walker struck the other car at almost 80 miles-per-hour, highlighting her recklessness. 

Parties will reconvene Feb. 22 for a felony status conference. 

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