Defendant Accepts Plea in 2022 Non-Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend

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On Sept. 12, a 30-year-old woman pleaded guilty to shooting her girlfriend in 2022 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lawrence R. Daniels.

Quajeebah Stinnette and her attorney, James Sweeting III, accepted the offer the prosecutor made of 25 years, suspending all but five, for attempted second-degree murder and five years without the possibility of parole for having a handgun on her person with credit for time served starting on Nov. 5, 2022. Upon release, Stinnette will be required to have no contact with the victim, register as a gun offender and serve five years of supervised probation.

Stinnette was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, use of a handgun, having a handgun on her person, having a loaded handgun on her person and malicious destruction of property under $1,000 in value. 

According to the prosecutor’s statement of facts during the plea hearing, on Nov. 5, 2022, Stinnette entered her girlfriend’s apartment on the 1500 block of Eutaw Place with a spare key and pointed a gun at the victim. Stinnette shot the victim in the right hand because she found out the victim cheated on her. 

When police arrived at the scene, the victim identified Stinnette as the person who shot her. 

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