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A Baltimore man charged with two murders pleaded guilty in both cases before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynn Stewart Mays on Jan. 23.
In both cases, Gerald Smith and his defense counsel Karyn Meriwether accepted the same plea offer of life for first-degree murder and a concurrent ten years with the first five years without the possibility of parole for the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime.
Smith, 42, was charged with first-degree murder, the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to two murders that occurred in May 2021.
According to court documents read by the prosecutor, on May 2, 2021, officers were called to the 2600 block of W. Fairmount Avenue for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found 39-year-old Marvis Pollock suffering from a gunshot.
The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
In another incident, on May 3, 2021, officers were called to the 2800 block of Clifton Park Terrace for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found the defendant’s wife, 31-year-old Brittaney Hayes-Smith, fatally shot.
Smith will be sentenced on two separate days for the two crimes. One of his hearings is scheduled for Jan. 24 at 2 p.m., and the second one is scheduled for Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.Follow this case