Attempted Murder Defendant Rejects Plea of 35 Years

A 32-year-old Baltimore man accused of attempted murder rejected a plea offer for 35 years in prison on May 9 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Tristian Morgan is charged with two counts of first and second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first and second-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, two counts of reckless endangerment, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle, and discharging firearms in connection to an incident on Oct. 10, 2021. 

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of 35 years for first-degree attempted murder, five years without the possibility of parole for use of a firearm during a violent crime, three years for having a handgun on his person, and one year for discharging firearms. All charges were set to run concurrently. 

Morgan and his defense attorney Gregory Jones rejected the plea.

Morgan’s trial is scheduled for Sept. 28.