Circuit Court Judge Continues Attempted Murder Defendant’s Scheduling Hearing

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An Edgewood resident facing two attempted murder cases had his trial postponed on Feb. 23 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

The assistant state’s attorney and defense attorney Okeke Augustine, who represents Kevin Ellis, were both in trial on Thursday, causing the delay in the start of Ellis’ trial.

Ellis is charged in two cases with attempted first and second-degree murder, armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in addition to multiple weapons charges in connection to a shooting that occurred on Dec. 7, 2021.

His co-defendant, Rico Blick, will have a reception court hearing on March 14, to pick his trial date.

Blick and Ellis both rejected a 10-year plea for first-degree attempted murder in August 2022.

Ellis’ trial is set to start on July 26 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Yvette M. Bryant.

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