Murder case of second co-defendant declared non-capital
Bond conditions for a Henderson woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old high school student in December were changed so she can pursue her educational goals.
Myiesha Monique Williams, 19, is charged along with 23-year-old Quatrail Pair in the Dec. 11 shooting death of Deonte Malik Judkins, a student at Northern Vance High School.
She appeared in Vance County Superior Court where Judge Robert H. Hobgood ruled her release to 24-hour home curfew be modified to allow her to attend GED classes at Vance-Granville Community College.
“That is going to be an addendum to the prior bond record,” Hobgood said.
Williams, of 119 Geranium Lane, is charged with being the driver in the incident. Judkins was outside a friend’s house at 1283 Walters St., just beyond the city limits, when he was shot through the arm, the bullet continuing into his chest area.
Sheriff’s office investigators charge that Pair shot across the roof of a black Chevrolet Impala, leaving strafe marks, as Williams drove the car.
Assistant District Attorney Allison Capps said she wanted her objections to altering the bond release conditions noted for the record.
Defense attorney Joyce Fischer said Williams had exceptions to home curfew for medical reasons and to take part in consultations and hearings for her defense.
“She would like to obtain her GED, and work toward that,” Fischer said. “Under the current bond conditions she is not able to do that,”
Hobgood limited her time away from home to run Mondays through Thursdays, leaving no earlier than 8 a.m., and returning no later than 1 p.m.
Capps said the case is charged as first-degree murder for both Williams and Pair, but there would be no death penalty sought. There is no official Rule 24 ruling for Willliams, and Pair remains jailed without bond, according to Capps.
Williams’ case received a continuance to a Sept. 24 hearing date.
Pair had an accumulation of bond amounts totaling $240,000 for other charges, according to court records.
Williams had been jailed on a $250,000 bond soon after her arrest in May. Details on whether her bond had been lowered prior to her release where not available on Tuesday, according to Capps.
The investigation into Judkins’ death included a search of Pair’s 666 Vance Street, Henderson, home. Williams told detectives she hid a firearm in the attic, according to investigators who recovered a 9-millimeter handgun and 24 bindles of heroin during that search.
Sheriff Peter White has not identified a person who was outside the home with Judkins when the shooting began. In prior comments, he said Judkins was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“We know the shooter knew that person with Judkins, and that the shots were fired intentionally,” White said.
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