Judge Schedules August Trial for Attempted Murder Defendant

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On May 17, a Baltimore resident charged with attempted murder rejected a plea offer of life in prison before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn.

Ira Linton is charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of ammo, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun on his person, and discharging a firearm within Baltimore city in connection to an incident on Jan. 2, 2023. 

Linton, 44, and his defense counsel, Stephan Tully, rejected a plea of life, suspending all but 25 years with five years of supervised probation for first-degree attempted murder and a concurrent five years for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime. 

According to the plea deal, the defendant would also have to register as a gun offender and stay away from the victim after release. 

Linton’s trial was scheduled for Aug. 28 with Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Tanner presiding. It is expected to last three days. 

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