Annapolis Road Attempted Murder Defendant Remains Incompetent to Stand Trial

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A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge said in a mental health court hearing on June 14 that she received a report on June 5 from a hospital with the opinion that defendant Mark Williams remained and incompetent and was “dangerous but restorable.”

Because Williams’ public defender, Thomas Rafter, was not present for his hearing, Sharon Bogins Eberhart stood in as his attorney. Eberhart told Judge Gale E. Rasin that Rafter had sent her an email about the case while she was out, and she was checking it now.

Eberhart told Williams that she was representing him and struck Rafter’s appearance. Williams asked her whether he’s still involved in the case.

Judge Rasin then signed a new order for a six-month status update and annual review hearing.

Williams is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, firearm use in a felony violent crime and reckless endangerment in connection to an Oct. 7, 2021 incident.

According to the victim, he and his friend were standing in front of a residence on the 2300 block of Annapolis Road. He heard gunshots but did not know where they came from and looked down to see he had been shot. When police knocked on Williams’ door, he admitted to shooting at an individual sitting on his front steps, whom he believed to be a drug dealer, from inside his living room. The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.

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