Attempted Murder Defendant Set for Trial in Septmeber

On Aug. 5, an attempted murder defendant’s trial was scheduled for September due to the prosecutor needing more time.

Baltimore resident Andrew Abiola, 19, is charged with conspiracy to committing first-degree murder, first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, and reckless endangerment in connection to an incident on Thanksgiving Day in 2021.

The prosecutor and defense attorney, Natalie Finegar, agreed to a trial date for September because the prosecution needs more time to contact their witness.

According to a news release, on November 25, 2021 patrol officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Glenwood Avenue after 2 p.m. for a reported shooting. Officers found an 18-year-old man inside with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment. 

Detectives learned that the shooting was a result of a dispute between Abiola and the victim, who was his family member. 

Abiola’s trial will begin on Sept. 13. It is expected to last three days with Judge Laurence Fowler presiding.