Judge Sentences Attempted Homicide Defendant to 10 Years in Prison

Demario Henry, an attempted murder defendant, was sentenced to 10 years for possession of a firearm with a felony conviction on July 29. 

Henry, 33, originally faced charges of first and second-degree attempted murder, having a handgun on his person, use of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, and having a loaded handgun on his person, in relation to an incident that occurred on Oct. 5, 2020.

On May 27, Henry was found not guilty of all charges except possession of a firearm with a prior conviction. 

During the hearing Friday, defense attorney Ronald Harris and Henry requested a new trial under the clause of inconsistent jury instructions.

However, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Robert Daniels denied their request because the issues raised were factual issues not legal.  

When prompted to speak, Henry explained that he wanted to return home to his two children and his extended family. His sister and other family members wept while the defense and prosecution negotiated his sentence. 

Judge Daniels sentenced Henry to 10 years, with the first 5 years without parole. 

Harris said he would file a motion to appeal in the next 90 days. 

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, on Oct. 15 at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers responded to another shooting Henry is suspected of being involved in that occurred on the 100 block of East Albemarle Street in North Carolina.

Police identified Henry as a suspect in the shooting; however, police did not say if and/or how Henry is connected to the shooting. In addition, authorities did not specify how or where they located Henry prior to his arrest.