Homicide Defendant’s Case Placed Back in Reception

The case for a 42-year-old Baltimore man charged in a homicide was rescheduled for reception in August before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn

Jamal Smith is charged with first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon with intent to injure in connection to an incident on Jan. 27. 

During court proceedings, the prosecutor informed the court that their collection of evidence is almost complete. The only thing missing, the prosecutor said, is the autopsy report.

The prosecutor also said, during the June 21 hearing, there was no plea offer because the defendant has a pending competency evaluation. 

Smith’s defense attorney Craig Kadish argued that his client’s mental health hearing is scheduled for next week. 

According to a news release, officers from the Baltimore Police Department were called to the 1500 block of E. 28th Street around 9:10 p.m. They found the victim with an apparent stab wound to his body. 

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Smith’s next hearing is scheduled for June 29.