Defendant Receives ‘Glowing’ Report After Manslaughter Conviction in 2013

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A 52-year-old man convicted of manslaughter nearly 12 years ago continues making strides in the community as he received praise from a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge on March 15.

Genesis Collins Jr. has appeared in mental health court many times since early 2019, when he was resentenced after pleading guilty to manslaughter in 2013. Collins was charged with setting himself on fire and then jumping onto his mother, Audrey Collins, on May 5, 2011, resulting in her death four months later.

According to previous mental health court hearings, Collins has significantly improved since the incident, which has continued as of Wednesday’s proceedings.

Judge Gale Rasin commended Collins, telling the defendant that his report was “glowing” and that he continued to do everything he is supposed to do, including complying with a treatment program. The judge also informed the prosecution and defense attorney Sharon Bogins Eberhart that Collins has maintained employment and is working five days a week.

“I’m going just fine,” said Collins, who was present via Zoom. “Everything is going well.”

Judge Rasin told Collins to keep up the good work and scheduled his next appearance in mental health court for April 26.

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