Defendant in W. Fayette Street Shooting Gets July Trial Date

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A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge set a summer trial date on March 13 for a homicide defendant accused of fatally shooting 33-year-old Jameo McClean in 2021.

Jerome Jermey Johnson, 32, last appeared in reception court on Feb. 22 when the prosecution informed the court that the state’s attorney’s office had no availability to try the case until October. During Monday’s proceedings, counsel and Judge Melissa Phinn agreed upon a new trial date of July 3 before Judge Kendra Ausby.

The defendant is currently facing first-degree murder in connection to McClean’s death on the 1900 block of W. Fayette Street on May 31, 2021, according to a news release. Other charges include conspiracy to first-degree murder, armed robbery, attempted first-degree murder, and several weapons charges.

When asked about a plea offer, the prosecutor said she did not currently have the offer in front of her; however, defense attorney Andre Mahasa responded that his client had previously rejected the offer.

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