Two co-defendants charged with homicide will now be tried separately following a hearing on Oct. 12.
Baltimore residents Sean Braxton-Carter, 33, and Tashonda Childs, 37, both face two counts of first-degree murder and one count of firearm use in a violent crime in connection to an incident on Feb. 2, 2020.
Braxton-Carter is also charged with having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in his vehicle, and firearm possession with a felony conviction.
On Oct. 13, Childs’ defense attorney, Warren Brown, told Baltimore Witness that his client’s case was separated from her co-defendant’s and postponed to give the defense counsel time to review new discovery. In turn, Braxton-Carter’s trial was postponed to allow Childs’ statement to be used in his trial.
Childs’ trial was postponed to March 8, 2022, and Braxton-Carter’s trial was postponed to April 25, 2022.
The pair previously rejected plea offers in July.
Childs was offered life, suspending all but 50 years, for first-degree murder, and Braxton-Carter, who is represented by defense attorney Hunter Pruette, was offered life, suspending all but 60 years, for first-degree murder.