ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – There was conflicting testimony on Thursday in the most recent case against Marquis Dixon.
The 19-year-old is accused of threatening his mother with a knife but she says that never happened.
When asked about the altercation, Aisha Dixon says she felt the way any parent would feel when arguing with their child,
Upset angry, but she says she never feared for her life.
When her son came home from prison after being incarcerated at 16, she said I didn’t recognize him.
“I don’t want to do this, I’m out of here.”
Marquis Dixon abruptly leaves court after learning his most recent case will go before a grand jury
Dixon is accused of threatening his mother with a steak knife early Saturday morning.
His mother and victim Aisha defended her son at a preliminary hearing.
She describes the incident as a loud argument inside her McCarty Ave apartment that never turned physical or violent.
She admits Dixon pulled out a steak knife from her kitchen, striking a couch but never using it towards her.
This is Dixon’s third arrest since his release from prison seven months ago.
He became the poster child for the raise the age movement in New York when he was arrested for armed robbery of sneakers at the age of 16.
Released from prison on appeal two years later, his mother says her son hasn’t been the same.
Despite an Albany officer’s testimony that Dixon told his mother “I will kill you”, Aisha insists her son never threatened to hurt her.
“We’ve heard testimony your Honor from an eye witness who is his mother who testified she was never threatened, she never felt threatened, her safety was never in question according to her testimony,” Dixon’s public defender said.
Her testimony wasn’t enough to drop the charges. The judge ruled that the case will go before a grand jury.
Dixon has a July court day for a misdemeanor charge of menacing.