Attempted Murder Defendant’s Defense Attorney Misses Hearing

A 21-year-old Baltimore man accused of attempted murder has a pending plea offer before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Jamil Gyant is charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm in a violent crime, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm as a minor, and having a handgun on his person in connection to an incident on Dec. 13, 2020. 

On Nov. 18, Judge Phinn listened as the prosecution presented a plea of 25 years, suspending all but nine years, with three years supervised probation for both counts of first-degree assault, and five years to run concurrently for use of a firearm in a violent crime. 

The judge postponed Gyant’s case until Nov. 19 as his defense attorney, Richard Scott, was not present during Thursday’s reception court proceedings.

According to Fox45 News, Baltimore Police Department officers responded to reports of gunshots on the 1800 block of North Mount Street where they found two women, a 29-year-old and a 26-year-old, suffering from gunshot wounds.