Two attempted murder co-defendants rejected a plea of five years with four years probation on Sept. 19 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.
Both men are charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to use a firearm during a felony violent crime, reckless endangerment, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm.
Smith in addition, is charged with illegal possession of a regulated firearm; McEachern is charged with possession of a firearm as a minor.
Both McEachern and Smith’s defense counsel Amanda Savage and Augustine Okeke, respectively, rejected a plea of 25 years, suspending all but five years with four years probation for conspiracy to commit first-degree assault; three years in prison for first-degree assault; five years in prison without parole for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime. Their sentences were set to run concurrently.
Under the plea, Smith would have also had to register as a gun offender. McEachern and Smith will be tried together on Dec. 5 for an expected three days with Judge Charles Bloomquist presiding.Follow this case