Defense Voices Concerns in Attempted Murder Case

A defense attorney for a man charged with attempted murder raised issues with the prosecution’s case during reception court on Oct. 12 at Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Daniel Johnson, 30, is charged with two counts of attempted first and second-degree murder, two counts of first and second-degree assault, third and fourth-degree burglary, and six firearm-related charges. 

On Tuesday, Johnson’s defense attorney, Deborah Levi, said the DNA evidence in the case is contaminated and the prosecution doesn’t have a victim. She also noted that Johnson was the victim of a shooting before his arrest and he had been stabbed recently.

The prosecution offered a plea of 20 years, suspending all but 10 years, with five years of probation for attempted first-degree murder. Johnson would also have to register as a gun offender.

The plea was rejected and a trial date set for Dec. 10.