Jury Selection Begins for Attempted Homicide Trial

Baltimore Courthouse

Jury selection began on Oct. 13 for the trial of attempted homicide defendant Marvin Henry, who was convicted of the same crime over a decade ago.

Henry, 34, is charged with five counts of first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment as well as five other gun-related charges.

The Chowan Herald reported that one of the victims who was shot from behind during the incident on June 15, 2020, identified Henry as the shooter. Henry was later arrested by police in Edenton, N.C., for firearm possession with a felony conviction and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police in North Carolina extradited Henry to Maryland shortly after learning about a warrant for his arrest connected to the shooting in Baltimore.

At the time of the incident, Henry was out on parole for an attempted murder conviction in 2007, the prosecution said during his bail review in July. He and three other men were accused of severely beating someone in a Southwest Baltimore alleyway on Sept. 18, 2006.

Nearly four years later, the victim, 65-year-old Joseph Curtis, died of complications related to his injuries on May 28, 2011, the Baltimore Sun reported.

During the July hearing, Henry’s defense attorney, Michael Munafo, asked for the defendant to be released on home confinement after sharing new video evidence that allegedly placed his client two blocks away from the location at the time of the shooting. The Baltimore Police Department also didn’t complete a full investigation, Munafo noted, specifically, in regards to a car that may have been involved.

Henry was denied bail.