From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.
After a preliminary hearing Monday morning for the three suspects accused of stabbing a 16-year-old male on T Street NW near the Howard Theatre, Judge Frederick Sullivan found probable cause of the suspects’ guilt and the case was referred to the grand jury. Metro Weekly has full coverage of the hearing.
Ali M. Jackson is accused of stabbing the 16-year-old on June 26 while his sister Alvonica Jackson and her boyfriend Desmond Raimon Campbell held the juvenile down. The three are also accused of making homophobic slurs towards the victim prior to and during the incident (see Police: Stabbing Near Howard Theatre an Anti-Gay Hate Crime). The three were all initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with a bias crime enhancement.
Judge Sullivan ordered Ali Jackson be held in jail without bond pending the action of the grand jury. Alvonica Jackson was released under the conditions that she report weekly to the Pretrial Services Agency, receive drug testing and avoid the victim and the area around the Howard Theatre. Campbell was also released but will be placed under high intensity supervision by the Pretrial Services Agency. The defendants were offered a plea deal on July 6, which they all rejected in Monday’s hearing.
The three will next appear in court for a felony status conference on August 16 at 9:30 am.