Homicide Defendant’s Trial Scheduled for March 2023

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On Oct. 17, a 30-year-old Baltimore man charged with homicide rejected a plea of life before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Corey Jamal Jennings is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, and having a handgun on his person in connection to an incident on June 14, 2011. 

According to WMAR News, officers responded to the 4000 block of Wilkens Avenue after receiving reports of a questionable death. Once they arrived, officers were directed to the 2500 block of Borman Avenue after the Baltimore Police Department received reports of a shooting. They found 34-year-old Ryan Watson suffering from a gunshot to the neck.

The prosecutor presented a plea of life in prison, suspending all but 30 years, with five years of supervised probation for first-degree murder and 5 years without the possibility of parole for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime. The sentences were slated to run concurrently.

The plea also required the defendant to register as a gun offender. 

Jennings was represented by defense attorney Dalia Weintraub.

Jennings’ trial is scheduled for March 9, 2023, with Judge Dana Middleton presiding. The trial is expected to last four days.

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