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After a Baltimore resident rejected a plea offer of life in prison, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn scheduled a homicide trial for July following defense counsel’s resistance on May 17.
However, Clipper Jordan’s defense counsel, Jerome Wilson, a stand-in for Isabel Lipman, said Lipman told him she would need time to review all the evidence and wouldn’t be ready for a July trial. She also told Wilson that she recently received a 500-page document that she still needs to go through.
Jordan, 32, and his co-defendant Tyrone Fenner are charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the use of a firearm during a felony violent crime, and having a handgun in a vehicle in connection to the murder of 25-year-old Donte Miller on Nov. 22, 2022.
Jordan rejected a plea of life, suspending all but 40 years with five years of supervised probation for first-degree murder and a concurrent 15 years with the first five years without the possibility of parole for use of a firearm during a felony violent crime.
According to a news release, on the day of the incident, officers were called to the 2600 block of E. Hoffman Street for reports of a shooting. On arrival, officers found Miller suffering from a gunshot wound.
Miller was taken to John Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The trial for Jordan and Fenner was scheduled for July 5, with Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Timothy Doory presiding. It is expected to last four days.Follow this case