Judge Denies Release For Homicide Defendant Again After Being Hospitalized

On Nov. 30, defense attorneys Anthony Matthews and Rachel Cicurel submitted another oral motion for the release of a homicide defendant after he got hospitalized for the second time after suffering from seven stab wounds with one puncturing his lung during his detainment at the DC Jail.

Jordan Jones, 22, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection to Oct. 11, 2021, shooting of 18-year-old Noel Prince Nicol on the 2000 block of Savannah Place, SE.

According to court documents, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers found Nicol slumped over in the driver seat of his blue Chevrolet Malibu three days after his murder on Oct. 14, 2021. An autopsy confirmed Nicol suffered from two gunshot wounds to the right temple of his head.

Since his arrest on May 12, Jones has been the victim of several violent attacks at the DC Jail, Matthews said.

Matthew confirmed that Jones has suffered four separate attacks resulting in cracked teeth, three separate stabbings, and two hospitalizations starting on May 18, then July 27, and about a week before Nov. 30.

Matthew mentioned that he has received the documents from the hospital. One of the stabbings resulted in criminal charges against the perpetrator.

“This is a matter of life and death,” Matthew said. “The options we were given due to the different circumstances of him being hospitalized are ridiculous.”

The alternative option of  solitary confinement is still being offered and it would “destroy his mental health and make him paranoid.” Matthew said.

Jones was denied by the Department of Corrections to transfer to the Correctional Treatment Facility again.

DC Superior Court Judge Maribeth Raffinan told Matthews to file a motion with his medical record and she will contact the chamber to figure out how she will move forward.

Jones will remain in the DC Jail until Matthews provides more sufficient evidence for his movement from solitary confinement to the Correctional Treatment Facility.

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