A Homicide Defendant May Have to Wait Until 2023 for His Retrial

If a retrial for a 48-year-old Baltimore man charged with murder does not proceed in October, it could be set in 2023, according to the prosecution.

Ronald Brady Jr. is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime, having a handgun on his person, three counts of possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, and illegal possession of a regulated firearm in connection to an incident on Sept. 9, 2019. 

During court proceedings on May 9, Brady’s defense counsel Tony Garcia informed Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn that his client’s retrial was scheduled for last week, but he was in another trial.

The prosecutor also informed the court that the case could be tried as late as next year, adding that if one of her cases turns out to be a plea deal, then she will be available to try this case again in October of this year.

According to CBS Baltimore, Brady, 47, allegedly shot 44-year-old Desmond Scroggins in the head on the 1200 block of E. Lafayette Street on Sept. 9, 2019.

Brady’s next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3.