Felisha Washington, 27, was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a lethal weapon for the alleged stabbing of a lady lower than a 12 months after Washington was accused of fatally stabbing Ramona Jones, 51, FOX 26 in Houston reported. The newest sufferer survived the assault. Jones was a mom of three.
“What we did in courtroom in the present day, we merely show that this defendant, Ms. Washington, violated quite a lot of her bond circumstances,” Sean Teare, assistant district legal professional for Harris County, instructed FOX 26 on Friday. “This particular person who was on bond for homicide was outdoors of her residence, outdoors of her curfew hours, and had some fairly vital contact with a witness on that homicide.”
Though the Harris County district legal professional’s workplace requested a $100,000 bond for Washington final 12 months, District Court docket Decide Chris Morton lowered it to $50,000. Washington posted bond and was launched from jail final December, the station reported.
The household of Jones spoke out on Friday.
“It’s been laborious on all of us,” Jones’ oldest daughter, Jazmine Jones, instructed FOX 26. “She was a grandmother, mom, daughter, auntie.”
She stated Washington’s alleged stabbing of the witness makes her look “responsible, responsible, responsible” forward of the homicide trial.
“It is not honest in any respect,” Jazmine Jones instructed KTRK_TV in Houston. “We perceive we’ve to have due course of, however when is sufficient sufficient whenever you’ve taken somebody’s life?”
Violent defendants being launched on bond is a rising drawback in Harris County, the district legal professional’s workplace stated in a 60-page report final week, claiming judges who launch defendants on a number of felony or personal-recognizance bonds are driving an increase in crime, FOX 26 reported.
Teare stated that when defendants violate the situation of their bond they need to be returned to jail till their case is over “for the security of the neighborhood, for the security of everybody concerned.”
Washington will stay in jail till her trial, FOX 26 reported.
Final month the household of a pregnant lady, Caitlynne Guajardo, who was allegedly murdered by her ex-husband whereas he was out on bond in 2019 for allegedly assaulting her, sued Harris County for permitting his launch, the station reported.