34-Year-Old Homicide Defendant’s Trial Scheduled for January 2023

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The trial for a 34-year-old Baltimore man charged with homicide was scheduled for January 2023 after he rejected a plea of 20 years before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Harris is charged with first-degree murder, using a firearm during a felony violent crime, and two counts of possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident on May 4.

Anton Harris, and his defense attorney Amanda Savage, rejected a plea of life suspending all but 50 years for first-degree murder and 20 years, the first five years without parole, with three years of supervised probation for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime. The charges are set to run concurrently. 

The plea also required the defendant to register as a gun offender.

According to a news release, Harris was arrested on the scene following the shooting death of 34-year-old Keith Johnson on the 500 block of North Pulaski Street on March 4.

Harris’ trial is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2023.

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