Murder Case Awaits Indictment, Exchange of Evidence

A DC Superior Court judge continued a May 18 hearing for a murder case that is currently awaiting indictment.

Dajuan Jones, 20, and Michael Mason, 17, are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the shooting of 21-year-old Brea Moon on April 7, 2020, on the 3900 block of Alabama Avenue, SE. Mason is also charged with assault with intent to kill while armed.

The prosecutor said she is still working on returning an indictment, which is why she objected to the defense’s request for a trial date. She said she is prioritizing her oldest cases for indictment.

DC Superior Court Judge Danya Dayson said the court is setting trial dates in order of detention.

Jones’ defense attorney, Prescott Loveland, asked the prosecution to disclose forensic files. He also said he hasn’t received any Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage for his client’s case.

Judge Dayson set a May 31 deadline for the footage. Parties have until Aug. 18 to file discovery motions.