Judge Modifies Murder Defendant’s Curfew

A DC Superior Court judge decided to modify a murder defendant’s curfew, however, she wouldn’t allow the defendant to switch addresses. 

Dijon Williams, along with his brother Daivion Williams, are charged with first-degree murder while armed for their alleged roles in the death of 30-year-old Nurudeen Thomas. Thomas was fatally shot during an alleged robbery on July 21, 2020, on the 4100 block of 14 Street, NW.

Currently, the two brothers live in Georgia. After being arrested, they were released into the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP). They have been put on home confinement with GPS monitoring at a family home.

Defense attorney David Knight asked Judge Danya Dayson to modify his 21-year-old client’s release conditions as the occupants of the home need to relocate.  The attorney asked for Judge Dayson to move Dijon’s home confinement to a different address.

Knight also asked that the defendant’s release conditions be lightened, saying Dijon was having a difficult time “dealing with these cumbersome conditions.”

Judge Dayson denied the request to move to another place. However, the judge did modify his 24-hour home confinement to a curfew from 6 p.m.-7a.m.

Dijon and Daivion are scheduled for another hearing on April 1. 

McKenzie Beard wrote this article.