Attempted Murder Defendant Hires Private Counsel, Scheduling for Trial Pushed

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn was unable to schedule a trial date for an attempted murder defendant because the court was unable to confirm the defendant’s new private counsel.

A stand-in for public defender Judit Otvos, said that Otvos had spoken with her client David Wilson who informed her that he had hired private counsel but did not divulge the name of the attorney.

Wilson, 23, was not present for his reception court hearing because he is reportedly in the hospital. 

Wilson is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, possession of a firearm with a drug conviction, having a loaded handgun on his person, reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in connection with an incident that occurred on Feb. 16. 

Judge Phinn rescheduled Wilson’s hearing for Oct. 4 in hopes that he will be out of the hospital and can relay the name of his new lawyer.