Homicide Defendant Found Guilty of Manslaughter During Bench Trial

Homicide defendant Jonathan Calloway was found not guilty by Judge Dana Middleton in Baltimore City Circuit Court on June 2 after being incarcerated since his initial arrest in September of 2019.

Calloway is charged with first-degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, and manslaughter in connection with an incident that occurred on Sept. 4, 2019.  

Calloway was represented by defense attorney Creston Smith. 

Judge Middleton found Calloway not guilty of first-degree murder, but guilty of the lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter. Calloway was also found guilty of possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure. 

According to court documents, police responded to a call from the 3300 block of Windsor Avenue, where Calloway had been drinking with a small group of friends. Calloway allegedly cut the victim’s throat during a dispute after the victim was choking his girlfriend. 

The victim was transported to the hospital where he died shortly after 3 a.m.

Calloway’s next hearing is scheduled for Aug. 9