Counsel Says Plea Offer Hasn’t Been Extended to Defendant Charged with 2 Homicides

Counsel for a 41-year-old homicide defendant told on Oct. 15 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn Oct. 15 that the prosecution has not yet offered a plea deal.

Gerald Smith is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a violent crime, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection for allegedly shooting Marvis Pollock, 39, on May 2 on the 2600 block of West Fairmount Avenue. He is also charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Brittaney Hayes-Smith, 31, on May 3 on the 2800 block of Clifton Park Terrace..

Smith’s defense attorney, Karyn Meriwether mentioned that not only has there not been a plea offer, but there has also been new evidence in the case. 

According to ​​Baltimore (WJZ), on May 2, police officers responded to reports of gunshots on the at approximately 6:30 p.m. On arrival officers found suffering from gunshot wounds. Pollock was pronounced dead at a hospital later. 

Hayes-Smith was found dead from a gunshot wound before noon.

Police stated that Smith allegedly fled to Atlanta, where he was later brought back to Baltimore following his arrest.

Smith is scheduled for reception court on Nov. 23.