Circuit Court Judge Schedules Another Retrial After Murder Defendant’s Conviction Was Overturned

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On May 15, defense counsel for a murder defendant, whose conviction was overturned, requested that Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn schedule another retrial date because he recently entered his appearance on the case. The defendant’s trial was initially scheduled to begin Monday after the defendant was granted a retrial on May 12, 2021. 

Tyrone White, 40, is charged with first and second-degree murder, armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, having a handgun on his person, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident on Oct. 2, 2017. 

His attorney, Brandon Taylor, also informed the court that he is still going through the evidence in White’s case as well as noted that he has not gotten anything from the prosecution.

In July 2019, White was convicted of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime and possession of a firearm after a disqualifying crime sentencing him to life in prison plus 35 years for the murder of 26-year-old Daniel Brinkley.

According to court documents, on the day of the incident, officers were called to the 1300 block of Myrtle Avenue for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found Brinkley dead on the scene with six gunshot wounds. 

Judge Phinn granted the defense request. 

White’s retrial was scheduled for Nov. 1. It is expected to last eight days. 

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