Murder Defendant Rejects Global Plea Deal

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A defendant in a homicide case rejected a global plea deal relating to two other cases at a hearing on April 20 in front of DC Superior Court Judge Anthony Epstein.

Dajuan Jones is charged with first-degree murder while armed for allegedly shooting 21-year-old Brea Moon on April 7, 2020, on the 3900 block of Alabama Avenue, SE. 

Jones, 22, is also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in relation to a stabbing on Jan. 1 at the DC Department of Corrections and assault with a dangerous weapon for a shooting on May 2, 2020, on the 5000 block H Street, SE.

Jones and six other co-defendants allegedly opened fire on a construction site, injuring one person. Two of those defendants are charged with first-degree murder while armed and litigation is pending in other cases.

At the hearing, the prosecution offered a global plea deal that would cover all three of the cases. The deal included pleading guilty to second-degree murder while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault with intent to kill. 

Defense attorney David Knight rejected the offer on behalf of Jones. 

The next motion hearing is slated for Aug. 4. 

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