2021 Homicide Defendant Has Trial Scheduled for 2024

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On Nov. 15, Ameer Gittens appeared before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Peters to stand trial for murder. However, Gittens’ attorney, James Sweeting III, said he was not ready due to Gittens’ conviction in another homicide.

This past September, Gittens was sentenced to a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing a father and his son in Rosedale, Baltimore County on Oct. 11, 2021. 

Gittens is currently charged with first-degree murder, firearm use in a felony violent crime and possessing a firearm with a felony conviction in connection little more than two weeks after the double-killing in 2021. 

According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) on Oct. 31, 2021, officers reported to the 3500 block of Leeds Street in response to shots fired. Upon arrival, they located 20-year-old Antwan Andrews with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Shock Trauma where died.  

Given the complexity of Gittens’ legal situation, his hearing was moved to be before Judge Melissa K. Copeland in order to choose a new trial date. The trial has been set for April 29, 2024. 

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