Defendant Denied Bail in Beaufort Avenue Shooting Case

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On Oct. 24, a 30-year-old man accused of attempted murder was denied bail by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer

Larry Winder III is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, having a handgun on his person, discharging a firearm in Baltimore City and firearm use in a felony violent crime in connection to an Aug. 20 incident.

The prosecutor told Judge Schiffer that she had just received 2,000 pages of the victim’s medical records. The victim, Winder’s now-former fiancee, was shot in the head. The prosecutor recommended that Winder be held without bail.

Winder’s public defender, Marianne Lima, held that the District Court of Maryland had erred in not granting her client bail. She argued that due to his family’s support and that his last conviction being nine years ago in 2014, Lima asked that Winder either be released on his own recognizance or held on home detention. 

An agent from Pretrial Services added that Winder had no crimes of violence on his record, but nevertheless recommended that he be held without bail due to the severity of the charges in this case. 

Judge Schiffer ordered that Winder be held without bail. 

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Winder’s next court date is Nov. 8, when he will be arraigned on the preliminary charges. 

A Baltimore Police Department press release states that a 24-year-old woman was shot on the 4800 block of Beaufort Avenue on Aug. 20. Authorities arrested Winder nine days later as a suspect in the case. 

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