Homicide Defendant’s Counsel Requests Courtroom Ahead of Expected Plea

On Sept. 19, a homicide defendant’s defense counsel Linda Zeit requested a courtroom to discuss her client’s plea as opposed to over the phone before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

In April 2019, Shawn Little was convicted of second-degree murder and three counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection to a shooting on May 8, 2018. 

According to a Baltimore Police Department, on the day of the incident, around 6:06 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 100 block of Broadway for reports of a shooting, where a 17- and 18-year-old man were found suffering from gunshot wounds.

Medics transported both victims to an area hospital, where the 17-year-old, Ray Glasgow III, was later pronounced deceased.

Little’s guilty verdict was overturned in March 2021 due to an undisclosed juror’s note stating that he had to leave early the day the verdict was reached.

During court proceedings on Monday, counsel requested to have Little’s case heard by Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer as she is familiar with the case. Counsel also requested  the next meeting be scheduled as a trial but they expected it  would end with a plea agreement.

Judge Phinn partially granted the request scheduling Little’s hearing for Sept. 30 before Judge Videtta A. Brown.