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On Oct. 11, an attempted murder defendant rejected a plea of life, prompting Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn to set his trial for May 2023.
Deandre Whitehead, 38, is charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, discharging firearms, illegal possession of ammo, and two counts of having a handgun within 100 yards of a public place in connection to the shooting of a 34-year-old man.
Whitehead and his defense attorney Marci T. Johnson, rejected a plea of life suspending all but 18 years for first-degree attempted murder and 18 years, the first five years without parole, and three years of probation for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime. The charges are set to run concurrently.
According to Fox45 Baltimore, Whitehead allegedly shot the victim in the leg after an argument shortly after 11:30 p.m. on March 26, 2021, on the 800 block of Carroll Street.
Under the plea, the defendant would have had to register as a gun offender and stay away from the victim.
Whitehead’s trial is scheduled for May 22, 2023. It is expected to last five days.Notifications are not yet available for this specific case. Please check back later for updates. Thank you.