Judge Postpones Detention Hearing

During an status hearing Jan. 13 a judge postponed a detention hearing because she was not prepared to make a ruling.

Alphonso Walker, 41, is charged with first-degree murder while armed with aggregating circumstances, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction and attempt to commit robbery while armed for allegedly shooting Dalonte Wilson, 23, and Antone Brown, 44. The double homicide occurred on April 25, 2018, on the 400 block of 61st Street, NE.

DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson, rescheduled the hearing because it was not specifically placed on the docket.

Originally, the docket scheduled an ascertainment of counsel hearing because, as D.C. Witness previously reported, Walker’s initial attorney, Judith Pipe would be removing herself from the case for unexplained reasons.

Walker’s new defense attorney, Jason Tulley, told the judge that he came prepared to argue on behalf of Walker for his release.

“I was told that Ms. Pipe filed a motion to release Walker and that the judge would be ready to hear arguments,” Tulley said.

Judge Dayson said she would try to fit it into her calendar and recall the case. However, when the case was recalled, she told counsel that she did not have time and would reschedule the hearing.

A status hearing is scheduled to occur on Jan. 31.

Walker is held DC Jail without bail.