Murder Case Pending Indictment

A prosecutor told DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun on June 28 that he was still working towards an indictment for a murder defendant accused of stabbing another man nine times.

Aaron Jackson, 28, is charged with second-degree murder while armed in connection to the death of 27-year-old Damohn Gill on the 3600 block of 22nd Street, SE on June 24, 2021. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) found Gill unconscious, unresponsive, and suffering from nine stab wounds before he succumbed to his injuries that night. 

During the hearing, the prosecutor told Judge Okun he expected to have the indictment ready by the end of the summer. 

According to witnesses, Jackson and Gill were childhood friends and were involved in a verbal dispute when the stabbing occurred.

Defendants charged with murder in the District of Columbia must be indicted within nine months after their order of detention is issued, according to DC code.

In light of the prosecution’s expected indictment date, Judge Okun scheduled Jackson’s trial to begin on May 6, 2024.

The prosecutor also indicated a plea offer was sent to Jackson’s defense attorneys, Megan Allburn and Alvin Thomas.

Allburn requested an additional hearing date to address the plea offer in order to give them more time to discuss the offer with Jackson. 

A status hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18.