Judge Assigns Trial Date to Defendant in Mulberry Street Homicide

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Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn scheduled a Baltimore man’s homicide trial on Jan. 12. 

The prosecutor informed the court that there was no plea to offer the defendant due to never receiving one from the prior administration. She noted that she is waiting to receive an offer. 

During the hearing, Darryon Cephas was represented by defense counsel Anne Marie Gering, a stand-in for Maureen Rowland.

Cephas, 23, is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident on June 15, 2022. 

According to a news release, on the day of the incident, officers were called to the 400 block of W. Mulberry Street for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found 33-year-old Curtis Jones suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. 

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

Cephas’ trial is scheduled for July 11, with Judge Charles Dorsey presiding. It is expected to last four days. 

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