Judge Schedules Trial After Non-Fatal Shooting Defendant Turns Down Plea

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In a reception court hearing for non-fatal shooting defendant Stanley Parsons, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn scheduled his trial after he rejected the prosecution’s plea offer.

Parsons is charged with two counts each of attempted first- and second-degree murder, two counts each of first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm use in a felony violent crime, firing a gun in Baltimore City, having a gun concealed on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, having handgun on his person and possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute in connection to an incident that occurred on June 23. 

The prosecution offered Parsons a plea of life, suspending all but 20 years, with five years of supervised probation for first-degree attempted murder to run consecutively with a five year sentence without the possibility of parole for firearm use in a felony violent crime.

Defense attorney Rodney Gray represented 24-year-old Parsons during the Sept. 28 hearing.

After Parsons rejected the plea offer, Judge Phinn scheduled Parsons’ trial to begin on Jan. 29, 2024, before Judge Yvette M. Bryant.

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