Judge Schedules Trial for Defendant Accused in 2022 Shooting of 19-Year-Old

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn scheduled a three-day trial for an attempted murder defendant in reception court on Jan. 27.

Defendant Victor Shuron II rejected a plea offered to him by the prosecution on Friday. When his stand-in defense attorney asked if he wanted to accept the plea, Shuron responded with, “hell no.”

The prosecution offered the 46-year-old defendant life, suspending all but 25 years with five years of supervised probation for attempted first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in a felony violent crime. He was also offered an alternative plea of 60 years, suspending all but 30 years with the first five years without the possibility of parole for attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, and firearm possession with a felony conviction. The defendant would also be required to stay away from the victim and register as a gun offender.

The defendant’s Hick’s date, which is his right to be trialed within 180 days of his or his attorney’s first court appearance, is March 11. Judge Melissa Phinn found probable cause to go beyond this date because a date was not available in April despite both counsels having open availability in April.

The trial is set to take place before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Tanner on June 20.

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Shuron, who is represented by John Cox, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, firearm possession with a felony convict, handgun on person, handgun in a vehicle, and discharging firearms in connection the shooting of a 19-year-old male on May 13, 2022.

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