Co-Defendants Charged with Murder Reject Plea Offer

Two co-defendants charged with first-degree murder both rejected a plea of life on March 24 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Michael Corprew, 47, and Shawn Brewton, 51, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident on Aug. 11, 2021. 

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented both Corprew and Brewton the same plea of life for first-degree murder. 

Corprew and Bretwon’s defense attorney’s Catherine Flynn and Kenneth Man, respectively, rejected the plea offer on behalf of their clients. 

According to the Baltimore Sun, on Aug. 11, 2021, officers placed Brewton at the scene of two different murders, one occurring at 7:48 p.m. on the 1200 block of Cliftview Avenue. The defendant allegedly shot 41-year-old Santiago Loyal in front of a vacant home.

Later that same evening at 8:25 p.m. Brewton, along with Corprew, allegedly shot 38-year-old William Smith in the 3500 block of West Belvedere Avenue. 

Corprew and Brewton are set to be tried separately. 

Brewton’s trial is scheduled for Sept. 27.  

Corprew’s trial is scheduled for Dec. 6 with Judge Dana Middleton presiding. 

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