Attempted Murder Defendant Gets New Defense Counsel

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A 19-year-old Baltimore man charged with attempted murder received new defense counsel on Oct. 11 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn

Michael Reed is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, four counts of illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm by a minor, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, discharging a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, and two counts of having a handgun within 100 yards of a school relating to an incident on Nov. 24, 2020.

Reed’s new defense counsel, James Sweeting, informed the court that has not received any evidence in regard to his client’s case nor has he met up with him yet. However, he plans on visiting him soon. 

Reed’s hearing is set to continue on Oct. 25.

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