Attorneys Return to Reception Court to Request Judge in Attempted Murder Case

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A woman accused of attempted murder received a different trial date and judge during reception court before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn on Jan. 27. 

Counsels involved in the case against defendant Saidah Williams returned to reception court on Friday to request that their trial be reassigned to Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynn Stewart Mays because they are already “specially set” before her on their agreed trial day. 

Judge Phinn granted their request and scheduled their trial for April 12 before Judge Mays. The trial is expected to last for three days. 

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Williams, 30, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, conspiracy to use a firearm in a felony violent crime, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, accessory after the fact, loaded handgun in a vehicle, and handgun in a vehicle in connection to an incident that occurred on Sept. 8, 2022.

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