Attempted Murder Defendant Awaiting Competency Evaluation Mistakenly Appears on Reception Court Docket

An attempted murder defendant failed to appear for his reception court hearing before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn on Jan. 26 due to a pending mental health evaluation.

The prosecutor informed the court that defendant Ahmad Moulden was admitted in Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center and had yet to be evaluated to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Judge Phinn said the defendant should not have been on her docket and instead should have been on the mental health court docket. 

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Moulden, 35, is scheduled to appear before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin on Feb. 15 to review the results of the evaluation. 

Moulden, who is represented by Granville Templeton, is charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, first degree assault, second degree assault, having a loaded hand on his person, wearing and/or carrying a handgun on his person, and discharging a firearm in connection to an incident that occurred on July 10, 2022.

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