Attempted Murder Defendant Rejects 40-Year Plea

A 28-year-old Baltimore man accused of attempted murder rejected a plea offer of 40 years on May 24 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Donte Price is charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to first-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, two counts of reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, handgun within 100 yards of the public, and having a handgun on his person in connection to an incident on April 22, 2021. 

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of life suspending all but 40 years with five years probation for attempted first-degree murder. 

Under the plea, the defendant must also stay away from the victim. 

Price and his defense attorney, Andre Mahasa, rejected the plea.

According to CBS Baltimore, on April 22, 2021, officers were called to an area hospital for reports of a walk-in shooting victim. The victim was shot while sitting in his car on the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue.

Price’s trial is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2023. It is expected to last four days with Judge Charles Blomquist presiding.