Judge Re-opens Preliminary Hearing for Defense Cross

During a felony status conference July 10, a DC Superior Court judge ordered the prosecution to hand over a transcript of an interview with a witness and police.

Jerome Myles, 20, is charged with second-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 19-year-old Antonio Dixon on the 900 block of 5th Street, SE on Oct. 20, 2018.

After Brandi Harden, Myles’ defense attorney, filed a motion June 10 to reopen a preventative detention hearing for her client, Judge Todd. E. Edelman decided to reopen a preliminary hearing to give Harden the opportunity to cross examine a witness before an indictment deadline in August.

Harden said the prosecution failed to hand over evidence that she believes is important to the case. Harden said she suspects the interview proves her client’s claim of self defense.

Judge Edelman told the prosecution to provide the defense with the interview transcript within two weeks.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled to continue on July 19.