Judge Sides With Report Finding Female Defendant Competent to Stand Trial in 2022 Bryant Avenue Shooting Case

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On April 12, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin read a report which found a 26-year-old defendant competent to stand trial in a 2022 non-fatal shooting case.

Cowanda Mills and her defense counsel Gil Amaral appeared before Judge Rasin on Wednesday to review the competency report from the Maryland Department of Health. Judge Rasin agreed with the evaluation report and declared Mills competent to stand trial. 

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Mills is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, firearm use in felony violent crime, handgun on person, and discharging a firearm in connection to a shooting on May 26, 2022. 

According to the Baltimore Police Department, police responded to a shooting on the 2000 block of Bryant Avenue. Police arrived to find Mills detained by citizens and was immediately arrested in connection to the shooting.  

Judge Rasin scheduled Mills’ trial to begin on May 9. A judge was not assigned to the case.

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