Judge Releases Homicide Defendant into High Intensity Supervision Program

A DC Superior Court judge agreed to release a murder defendant into the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP).

Michael Austin, 26, is charged with second-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 26-year-old Kayvon Kinney on the 1800 block of Gainesville Street, SE, on May 24, 2020.  

Judge Milton Lee told Austin that, upon release, he must start GPS monitoring and immediately resolve the outstanding extraditable warrant he has in Maryland. Then, he is to spend 30 days on home confinement. After that, he will be under the standard HISP conditions.

Austin’s next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5.