Defendant Charged with Attempted Murder Rejects Plea for Assault

An attempted murder defendant rejected a prosecutor’s plea of 10 years in prison for first-degree assault on Nov. 16 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Willian Flores is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle on a public road, using a firearm in a felony violent crime, firing and discharging firearms, reckless endangerment and the malicious destruction of property valuing $1000 in connection with an incident that occurred on Oct. 21, 2019.

Defense attorney Jeremy Eldridge requested a postponement to trial stating a clerical error. He said the case was filed as being nolle pros, and the key witness was told he was no longer needed. The witness is now concerned with his immigration status and coming to the courthouse.

Eldridge said he was just recently informed of this and had not had any prior issues connecting with him before now. The prosecutor had no objections.

Judge Phinn scheduled the defendant’s trial for Jan. 25, 2023, before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Yvette Bryant. It is expected to last two days.

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