Defendant Accused of Attempted Murder Rejects Plea Offer

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During a Dec. 1 reception court hearing, Baltimore City Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn presided over counsels as a defendant accused of attempted murder rejected a plea offer posed by the prosecution.

David Chapple, 21,  is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, two counts each of first-degree and second-degree assault, and two counts of firearm use during a violent crime in connection to an incident on May 22.

At the proceeding, the prosecution proposed a plea deal involving 20 years suspend all but 5 years without the the possibility of parole and no contact with the victim in exchange for a guilty plea to attempted first-degree murder.

In response, Chapple’s defense attorney, James Sweeting, declined this offer.

Parties then scheduled an April 6, 2023, trial date, when they will reconvene and determine Chapple’s fate.

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