Homicide Defendant Rejects Plea Offer

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A 26-year-old Baltimore woman rejected a plea offer on Jan. 4 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn

Brandi Burrows is charged with  first-degree murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to armed robbery, use of a firearm in a violent crime, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident on June 18, 2021. 

On Tuesday, Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented a plea of life, suspending all but 50 years, with five years probation for first-degree murder. 

Burrows and her defense attorney, John Cox, rejected the plea offer. In addition, Burrows decided to keep her Hicks’ date, which is her right to be tried within 180 days of her first court appearance. 

According to the News Break, on June 18, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., officers were called to the 3800 block of Derby Manor Drive to investigate a reported shooting. Officers arrived and found 24-year-old Tyrell Johnson-Woods suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was later pronounced dead by medics. 

Burrows’ trial has been scheduled for Sept. 26 with Judge Videtta Brown presiding. 

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