’39 Babies’ Gang Member Set for Trial in Late 2022

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A 20-year-old member of the “39 Babies” gang will head to trial in November 2022 for his role in the gang’s acts of murder, shootings, and carjackings in Baltimore City.

Pierre Briggs is among 11 men who were indicted by the Maryland Attorney General in August, according to WBALTV. The gang, named after the Baltimore City ZIP code, 21239, is accused of three murders and eight attempted murders as well as murder-for-hire plots, drug possession and distribution, and illegally possessing, selling, and trading firearms.

Briggs is facing over 70 counts of murder, attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and firearms charges.

On Dec. 9, Briggs appeared in reception court with his defense attorney, Robert Ness. The prosecution informed Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn that they are awaiting the ruling of a joinder motion that will bring the co-defendants cases together, which is scheduled in April 2022.

“There are loads, mountains of discovery. This is a 71-count indictment, including four life charges,” Ness said during Thursday’s proceedings. “I will need time to go into discovery. I’ve recently received more discovery that I have to review.”

After a brief delay, counsel agreed on a trial date of Nov. 7, 2022.

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