Homicide Defendant Contemplates Prosecution’s Plea Offer

Thank you for reading Baltimore Witness. Help us continue our mission into 2024.

Donate Now

A 36-year-old Baltimore resident was offered a plea during reception court on Sept. 27 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Tovarren Scott is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a violent crime, and two counts of possession of a firearm with felony conviction in connection to an incident on July 16, 2020. 

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of life for first-degree murder, and 20 years, the first five without parole, for one count of use of a firearm in a violent crime. 

The defendant and his defense attorney, Marci T. Johnson, have not yet decided whether to reject or accept the plea. 

According to CBS Baltimore, on July 16, 2020 at approximately 9 p.m., police were called to the 1600 block of Laurens Street for a shooting. Investigators later learned that Scott shot 46-year-old Moses Rush who was unresponsive with a gunshot wound when found at the scene.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he later died. 

Scott is scheduled to return to  reception on Oct. 27.

Follow this case