Co-Defendants Reject 50-Year Plea in 2021 Derby Manor Drive Homicide Case

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On Feb. 23, two Baltimore residents facing homicide charges rejected a plea of 50 years in prison before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Devon Pailin and Lundyne Oldes, his stand-in defense attorney Anne Marie Gering and Brandon Thornton, rejected the same plea of life, suspending all but 50 years with five years supervised probation for first-degree murder and a concurrent 20 years, suspending all but five years without the possibility of parole for the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime.

Upon release, Oldes would have had to register as a gun offender. 

Pailin, 26, and Oldes, 30, are both charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Tyrell Johnson-Woods on June 18, 2021.

According to a news release, on the day of the incident, officers were called to the 3800 block of Derby Manor Drive for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim was pronounced deceased by medics. 

Judge Phinn continued Pailin’s hearing until next month due to not wanting to schedule an October trial. The hearing is scheduled to continue on March 3. 

Oldes’ trial is scheduled for May 22 with Judge Christopher Panos presiding. It is expected to last five days.

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