Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss in Murder Case

On Aug. 25, a DC Superior Court judge denied a motion to dismiss a murder defendant’s case.

Bobby Jordan, who is also known as Hilman Ray Jordan, is charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during crime of violence and carrying a pistol without license outside a home/business. Jordan, 47, is accused of killing 64-year-old Jawaid Bhutto on March 1 on the 2600 block of Wade Road, SE.

The defense is seeking mental health evaluations of Jordan. 

Defense attorney Dana Page expressed concern over the prosecution’s blocking of questions to police about Jordan’s mental health status.

The prosecution said “the police are not mental health professionals” and questions regarding Jordan’s mental health would be “speculative.” 

Judge Danya Dayson agreed with the prosecution. She suggested the parties communicate about how the evaluation would be carried out by a doctor. 

Judge Dayson ordered the prosecution to consult with a doctor and provide the defense with updated information about how the mental health evaluation will take place by Sept 2. 

Jordan’s next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25.