Man Accused of Killing Girlfriend Waiting for Plea Offer

A man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a field is waiting for a plea offer from the prosecution.  

Daya Jones, 45, is charged with first-degree murder, firearm use in the commission of a crime, having a handgun on his person and in his vehicle, and two counts of firearm possession with a felony conviction. 

Jones allegedly killed his girlfriend, Nikea Jackson, 27, on April 19 on the 5400 block of Lothian Road around 4:30 a.m.

According to the Baltimore Sun, audio recordings from a nearby residence recorded a man and woman’s voice before hearing one single gunshot followed by a woman screaming. Jackson then banged on the door of a house asking for help.

According to a witness, Jones carried Jackson to a field on the 700 block of Woodburne Avenue and left her there, still alive, before driving away.

The officers who arrived at the scene called an ambulance for Jackson, and she was taken to Sinai Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

During reception court on Oct. 12 at Baltimore City Circuit Court, the prosecutor said she is still working on a plea offer and expects to have it to Jones’ defense attorney, Karyn Meriweather, by next week.

Meriweather said that all of the evidence in the case has been disclosed to her, but she is still waiting on a transcript from the grand jury’s indictment. 

Jones is scheduled to return to reception court on Nov. 16.