Judge orders DNA testing for hit-and-run suspect

David Jones, the alleged killer of 65-year-old Carolyn Ellis was ordered to undergo DNA testing during a status hearing on Tuesday.

Prior to Tuesday’s hearing, a motion made to hold Jones in contempt for refusing to providing blood and urine samples. However, a deal was struck between the defense and prosecution and together they decided for pre-trial services to take Jones’ urine sample and a jail phlebotomist to take Jones’ blood.

Judge Lynn Leibovitz stated the issue was a moot point, but still ordered the defendant to comply.

Jones currently faces second-degree-murder, driving under the influence and leaving after colliding charges for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run on Feb. 6.

According to court documents, Jones allegedly drunk and behind the wheel hit Ellis at an intersection on 10th and U St., NW.

Jones is being held without bond as he awaits a preliminary hearing on Feb. 17.


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