Judge Postpones Trial for Trio Accused of 2022 Murder

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On Sept. 11, a prosecutor and attorneys for three co-defendants charged with murder appeared to postpone the scheduled jury trial that was before a Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Charles H. Dorsey III

Darian Adams, Raquan Baylor and Kamar Robinson are accused of shooting of 33-year-old Antonio Lamont Jackson in 2019. Initially this case was declared a mistrial due to a hung jury in December 2022.

The prosecutor notified Judge Dorsey that the reason for postponement was because her lead detective was actually in Quantico, Virginia training to become an FBI agent. The detective was on phase two of training, and it would be impossible to have the witness testify. The training is scheduled to be completed in December, the prosecutor said.

Baylor’s attorney, Michael Tomko, and Robinson’s attorney, Bradley MacFee, had no objection. Adam’s attorney, Brandon Mead, was not present for this hearing. Judge Dorsey sent the case to reception court.

During the reception court hearing the prosecutor explained why the witness was not available to Judge Melissa M. Phinn. The judge granted the postponement and continued the hearing to Oct. 21 for scheduling the co-defendants’ next trial date. 

The trio are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, having handguns on their persons and having handguns in a vehicle on a public road. Additionally, Adams, 27, is also charged with use of a firearm in felony violent crime and illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Robinson, 21, is also charged with use of a firearm in felony violent crime and possession of a firearm as a minor. 

According to documents from the District Court of Maryland, surveillance footage and cell phone data identified the shooters as Robinson, Adams and the driver of the mini-van as Baylor, 26. Baltimore Police Department (BPD) detectives said Baylor drove Robinson to the alleyway and drove both Robinson and Adams from the crime scene on the 800 block of N. Bradford Street. 

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