Judge Declares Baltimore Man Accused of Shooting 2 People Competent to Stand Trial

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A Baltimore man was found competent to stand trial for first-degree murder during a mental health court hearing on June 29 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin

Gerald Smith, 41, is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm during a violent crime and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction in connection to an incident where two people were shot and killed at separate locations in May.

According to CBS Baltimore, Smith allegedly shot 39-year-old Marvis Pollock and 31-year-old Brittaney Hayes-Smith, on the 2600 block of West Fairmount Avenue and 2800 block of Clifton Park Terrace, respectively. Pollock was found alive by police before dying later at a local hospital. 

Smith allegedly fled to Atlanta before being extradited back to Baltimore to stand trial. 

Smith was represented by defense attorney Karyn Meriweather. 

His trial is scheduled for Jan 23, 2023.  

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