Judge Grants Request For Homicide Defendant to Be Evaluated By New Psychologist

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On March 22, DC Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe heard arguments for the mental competency of a murder defendant.

Bobby Jordan, also known as Hilman Ray Jordan, 46, is charged with first-degree murder while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying a pistol without a license in connection to the murder of Jawaid Bhutto, 64, on March 1, 2019, on the 2600 block of Wade Road, SE.

Dana Page, Jordan’s defense attorney, objected to further testing by an expert witness that the prosecutor used to evaluate Jordan in the past. She said the witness had racial biases, manipulated data, and was no longer being used by the prosecution as an expert witness.

Page requested that her own expert witness be permitted to evaluate her client for competency before he is to stand trial, which is expected to take place in early 2026.

Judge O’Keefe granted Page’s request, asking for an evaluation brief from the new psychologist to be prepared by mid-April.

Parties are set to reconvene in mid-July.

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