Homicide Defendant Rejects Plea of Four Life Terms with Three Additional Life Terms

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A 52-year-old Baltimore man accused of murder rejected a plea of four life terms on May 2 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn

Keith Fleming is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime, having a handgun on his person, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, first and second-degree arson, nine counts of first-degree attempted murder, nine counts of second-degree attempted murder, nine counts of firsts-degree assault, nine counts of second-degree assault, and nine counts of reckless endangerment in connection to an incident on Sept. 14, 2021. 

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of three life sentences for three counts of first-degree attempted murder to run concurrently but consecutive to four counts of first-degree murder. The plea also includes three counts of first-degree attempted murder to run that will run concurrently. The total plea agreement included four concurrent life sentences along with three additional life terms. 

Fleming and his defense attorney Maureen O’leary stand in for Janet Andersen & Robert Cohen, rejected the offer. 

According to a news release, on Sept.14 2021, around 5:40 a.m. the Baltimore City Fire Department was called to the 800 block of Abbott Court in response to a fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, but they found the remains of 55-year-old Pamela Pitts. 

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