Judge Schedules Trial in September for Man Accused in Stabbing Death of His Roommate

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A murder defendant in a fatal stabbing case was scheduled for trial on March 7 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn. 

The prosecutors offered Jayquan Bridgeman a plea deal of life in prison for first-degree murder. The offer was neither rejected nor accepted.

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Bridgeman is charged with first-degree murder and having a deadly weapon with the intent to injure in connection to the fatal stabbing of 43-year-old Michael Washington on Oct 5, 2022. 

According to to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), officers found the victim in a boarding house with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen. 

Bridgeman, 23, was also a resident at the boarding house and was taken into custody the same day. 

Bridgeman and his defense attorney, Isabel Lipman, are scheduled to start trial on Sept. 12 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey M. Geller. 

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