Felicia Jones Pleads Innocent in Stabbing Death of Jodie Ward

Felicia Jones pled innocent on Friday morning to second-degree murder while armed in the stabbing death of Jodie Ward.

Ward was found unconscious in a child’s bedroom in a home in Southeast DC the night of Oct. 20. According to charging documents, a knife was protruding from his left ear.

It was initially unclear whether wounds inflicted from the knife contributed to his death, charging documents state.

Jones was arrested the same night on suspicion of second-degree murder while armed, but was presented in court with a charge of assault with intent to kill. She was later presented with the charge of second-degree murder when DC’s Chief Medical Examiner concluded that the manner of Ward’s death was a homicide, the charging documents state. The assault charge was dismissed.

At Jones’ arraignment Friday, prosecutors said an official plea offer would be made to Jones soon.

Jones is scheduled for a status hearing with Judge William Jackson on July 13.

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