A 22-year-old man accused of beating a man to death said that he wanted to accept a plea offer, while his attorney insisted they discuss it further, during reception court on Oct. 13 at Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Alante Batson is charged in connection with the death of Dionte Green on Nov. 24, 2020. According to the Baltimore Sun, Green was allegedly attacked by Batson and another man in front of the Downtown Mini Mart store at 15 N. Howard Street. The two men walked the victim to the 200 block of Lexington Street, where he was later found unresponsive by a passerby.
Green died on Dec. 2, 2020, after falling into a coma. His cause of death was ruled as homicide by blunt force trauma.
Batson is charged with first-degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit a robbery.
On Wednesday, the prosecution offered a plea of life, suspending all but 50 years, and five years of probation, for first-degree murder.
Batson said he was “trying to take that deal,” but his defense attorney, Sharon Dubey, said they should discuss the matter more as this was the first time he had heard of the offer.
Batson is scheduled to return to reception court on March 29, 2022.