Murder Defendant Hospitalized

A murder defendant was hospitalized for unknown reasons.

Reginald Hooks is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 22-year-old Dy’Mani Priestley on  the 1200 block of U Street, NW on Jan. 5.

The Department of Corrections informed counsel that Hooks is currently hospitalized at United Medical Center. The reason Hooks is in the hospital was not said.

On May 11, D.C. Witness reported that the court could not get into contact with Hooks’ attorney, James King, so the defendant’s bond review hearing was pushed back a day.

DC Superior Court Judge Michael Ryan set another bond review hearing for May 15.