Trial Date Set for Montgomery

Suspect accused of killing Deoni Jones to be tried in June

Gary Niles Montgomery, the Washington man accused of killing Deoni Jones, a transgender woman, at a Northeast bus stop in February will go to trial in June 2013.

Montgomery, 55, appeared in D.C. Superior Court Friday morning for a status hearing and was scheduled for a trial date, June 10. Montgomery was indicted Nov. 9 on a charge of first-degree murder while armed and pleaded not guilty to the fatal stabbing of Jones. He remains held without bond as he awaits trial.

According to charging documents, two witnesses passing by a bus stop at the intersection of Sycamore Road and East Capitol Street NE, in the city’s Benning Heights neighborhood, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 saw a man matching Montgomery’s description strike Jones in the head and then Jones fall to the ground.

Jones was transported to Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., where she died of her injuries about six hours later.

Following Jones’s death, the Metropolitan Police Department reviewed video surveillance of the bus stop and released a portion of it for public viewing in order to identify the suspect in the video. Three other witnesses positively identified Montgomery as the man from the surveillance video, leading to his arrest.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at jriley@metroweekly.com

Feed Your Email!

Metro Weekly emails are a great way to stay up-to-date with everything you need to know. Join our 12,000 subscribers and get the best in LGBT news, arts and entertainment reviews, contests, exclusive coverboy and nightlife content, and much, much more delivered directly to your inbox!

  • The Feed: Our Daily Round Up
  • Spotlight: Arts, Entertainment, Dining
  • Happy Hour: Photo of the Day, Drink Specials, DJ Top 10s
  • Coverboy Extra: Even more of what you love about Coverboy
  • Spree: Sales, Gifts, Deals, Special Offers
  • Fun & Games: Contests, Polls and More!

Feed Your Email!

Metro Weekly emails are a great way to stay up-to-date with everything you need to know. Join our 12,000 subscribers and get the best in LGBT news, arts and entertainment reviews, contests, exclusive coverboy and nightlife content, and more delivered directly to your inbox!

  • The Feed: Our daily round-up of things you need to know
  • Spotlight: Arts, Entertainment, Reviews
  • Fun & Games: Contests, Polls, More
  • Happy Hour: Photo of the Day, Drink Specials, Top Tens
  • Coverboy Extra: Even more of what you love about Coverboy!
  • Spree: Shopping, Gifts, Bargains, Special Offers