2016 Murder Defendant’s Scheduling Hearing Delayed by Prosecutor

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On Feb. 21, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa K. Copeland was unable to schedule a 27-year-old homicide defendant’s trial date because the prosecutor had yet to meet with a witness in the case.

Christopher Straham is charged with first-degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery for the 2016 death of 73-year-old Andras Horvath

Since Straham was found competent on Jan. 10, counsel came to reception court Wednesday to schedule a trial date. The prosecutor told Judge Copeland he was not prepared to give any potential dates as he had not yet spoken with the medical examiner. 

Straham and attorney Romel Showell will appear in reception court next Monday, Feb. 26 for scheduling.

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