Circuit Court Judge Schedules Homicide Trial for 15-Year-Old Baltimore Teen

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On Jan. 10, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn scheduled a trial for a Baltimore teen charged with murder. 

Defense counsel Windell Brown, who represents 15-year-old Tavon Scott, expressed his discomfort with his client being asked to waive his Hick’s date, which is his right to be tried within 180 days of his or his attorney’s first court appearance given the prosecutor’s disorganization. 

Scott is charged with first-degree murder, the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, having a handgun on his person, and possession of a firearm as a minor in connection to an incident on July 7, 2022.

According to a news release, on the day of the incident, officers were called to the intersection of Light Street and Conway Street for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found 48-year-old Timothy Reynolds suffering from gunshot wounds. 

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Scott’s next hearing is scheduled for July 17, with Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer presiding. It is expected to last ten days.

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