Judge Postpones A Homicide Defendant’s Bail Review

A Baltimore man’s bail hearing was postponed on Oct. 12 at Baltimore City Circuit Court after the judge was told that the defendant he had not been assigned legal representation.

On Aug. 20, Mizell Taylor was charged with 23 counts including first-degree-murder after allegedly shooting 21-year-old Diamond Davis and 20-year-old Pedro Chesley last November on the 700 block of Grantley Avenue.

He is also charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, firearm use during a felony-violent crime, assault second-degree, reckless endangerment, handgun on person, loaded handgun on person, and discharging a firearm within the city.

Judge Phillip S. Jackson concluded that the defendant’s case will be postponed to a later date.

Taylor’s co-defendant in the case is 22-year-old Charles Baldwin. Baldwin is charged with 10 counts including first-degree murder, conspiracy to armed robbery, firearm use during a felony-violent crime, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying or wearing a handgun on his person.

He is schedule for a pretrial conference on Feb. 1, 2022, according to the Maryland Judiciary website.