Judge Schedules Trial in May for 16-Year-Old Accused of Murder

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A defendant charged with first-degree murder was issued a trial date before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn on Nov. 1. 

During Tuesday’s reception court proceeding, no offer was mentioned by the prosecution for defendant Shamar Carter

Carter, 16, did not waive his Hick’s right, which is his right to be tried within 180 days of his or his attorney’s first court appearance, but Judge Phinn found probable cause to continue past that date.

Judge Phinn scheduled for the defendant’s trial to take place before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge John Howard on May 17. It is expected to last for four days. 

According to charging documents, Carter is accused of shooting Bernard Tillman, 34, multiple times on the 2800 block of Edmondson Avenue on June 1, 2022. Tillman was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Carter is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, having a handgun on his person, and possessing a firearm as a minor in connection to the murder of Tillman.

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