32-Year-Old Homicide Defendant Rejected a Plea of 65 Years

A 32-year-old Baltimore resident accused of homicide rejected a plea of 65 years on Jan. 13 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Schiffer

Craig Carter is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime, having a handgun in a vehicle, and possession of a firearm with felony conviction in connection to an incident on May 17, 2021. 

During reception court on Thursday, Judge Schiffer listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of life suspending all but 65 years for first-degree murder and five years supervised probation for use of a firearm in a violent crime. 

Carter and his defense attorney, David Walsh-Little, rejected the plea. 

According to CBS Baltimore, on May 17, 2021, officers were called to the 200 block of Harmison Street, where they found 40-year-old Ronald White suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. White was taken to Shock Trauma, where he later died.

Carter’s trial is scheduled for Aug. 8 with Judge Jennifer Schiffer.