Judge Sets Retrial Date for Two 17-Year-Old Murder Defendants

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Two defendants charged with the fatal shooting 38-year-old Clark Hohrein in 2022, rejected a plea offered by the assistant state’s attorney on Feb. 27. 

Defendants Darell Parker and William Holloman appeared before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn to receive a retrial date after a mistrial was declared in their case in  December 2022. 

They both rejected a plea of life suspending all but 40 years with five years of probation for first degree murder. 

Holloman and Parker, both 17, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder and firearm use in a felony violent crime.  

In addition, Parker is charged with possessing a firearm by a minor. 

Catherine Flynn, Parker’s defense attorney, during opening statements for his first trial, argued that the only evidence linking Parker to the crime is a blurry surveillance video. 

That same day, Robert Linthicum and Jennifer Davis, Holloman’s defense attorneys, similarly stated that no other forensic evidence was brought to the prosecution’s case.  

Judge Phinn set their trial to begin before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Paul E. Albert on Sept. 19 and it is expected to last four days.

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