2-Year-Old Murder Case Set For Trial

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Homicide defendant Stephawn Tate will face a jury of his peers this May in connection to a fatal shooting nearly two years ago.

Tate is charged with a man’s death during a suspected robbery on Nov. 13, 2020, on the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Baltimore Police officers found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds on the 1600 block of West North Avenue.

During court proceedings on Oct. 3, the prosecution offered Tate a plea of life, suspending all but 60 years, and five years of supervised probation for first-degree murder—a plea he was previously offered in March.

Tate rejected the offer again before his defense attorney, Todd Oppenheim, and Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn. His trial date was scheduled for May 1, 2023, before Judge Melissa Copeland.

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