Convicted Murder Defendant’s Hearing Postponed Due to New Evidence

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On July 7, a 28-year-old homicide defendant had his hearing postponed due to a letter sent from the victim and multiple jail calls to investigate, according to Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles M. Blomquist. 

The letter included numerous additional allegations about the defendant that needed to be investigated further. 

On March 9, the defendant Jimmy Murphy who was defended by Hunter Pruett was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, illegal possession of a regulated handgun, having a handgun on his person, second-degree arson, and two counts of altering with physical evidence.

According to Fox 45 News, the victim, Cornelius Bruce, was found burning to death with gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle. 

The defendant’s next hearing will be held on Nov. 28, according to Judge Blomquist. 

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