Baltimore Man Set to Have Two Cases Tried Together

On Sept. 14, the trial for a 25-year-old Baltimore man charged with homicide was scheduled for February 2023 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Xavier Harper is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, and possession of a firearm in connection to an incident on Oct. 31, 2021. 

In another case, Harper is also charged with first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession with a regulated firearm, possession of firearms, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, discharging firearms, illegal possession of ammo, resist/interfere with arrest, and failure to obey the law in connection to an incident on Nov. 12, 2021.

The prosecutor informed the judge that evidence in the homicide case is not complete. The prosecutor also said the assault case against the defendant would be concurrent with his homicide case. 

Harper is represented by defense attorney Robert Cohen. 

Harper’s trial is scheduled for March 20, 2023, and it is expected to last five days.