Homicide Defendant Rejects 50-Year Plea Offer, Trial Set for May

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A Baltimore resident facing homicide charges rejected a plea offered the assistant state’s attorney on Feb. 23 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Lundyne Oldes and her defense counsel Brandon Thornton, rejected a plea of life, suspending all but fifty years with five years supervised probation for first-degree murder and a concurrent 20 years, suspending all but five years without the possibility of parole for the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime.

Upon release, the defendant would have also been required to register as a gun offender. 

According the the Maryland Judiciary website, the 30-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Tyrell Johnson-Woods on June 18, 2021 alongside her co-defendant Devon Pailin

According to a news release, on the day of the incident, officers were called to the 3800 block of Derby Manor Drive for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found Johnson-Woods suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Oldes’ trial is scheduled to begin May 22 with Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Christopher Panos presiding. It is expected to last five days.

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