Release Conditions Lowered for Woman Charged with Murder

A DC Superior Court judge agreed to lessen the pretrial release conditions of a woman charged with second-degree murder while armed during the most recent hearing for the 2020 case.

On the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2020, Metropolitan Police Department officers found 21-year-old Tia Carey suffering from a gunshot wound on the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE. She was later pronounced dead and Tierra Posey was arrested that same day. 

In September 2020, a judge agreed to release the 24-year-old defendant to a halfway house. Given Posey’s history of following court orders when her supervision is reduced, Judge Marisa Demeo agreed to take her off the High Intensity Supervision Program during an April 4 hearing.

Posey will be required to check in with the Pretrial Services Agency by phone and stay away from the victim’s family. 

Judge Demeo also questioned why the defendant has yet to be indicted. Parties will have the opportunity to check on the status of the indictment when they are scheduled to reconvene on July 11 for a felony status conference.