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A 39-year-old man will proceed to trial this September after rejecting a 15-year prison sentence for attempting to fatally shoot another man outside Goodfellas Lounge last year.
During reception court on April 25, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn called the case of Baltimore resident Clinton Robinson who is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and eight firearms charges.
A prosecutor, who stood in for the assigned assistant state’s attorney, offered Robinson a plea of 30 years, suspending all but 15 years, and four years of supervised probation for attempted second-degree murder and a concurrent 15 years, the first five years without parole, for firearm use in a felony violent crime. Under the plea, the defendant would also be required to register as a gun offender.
Defense attorney Andrea Jaskulsky told Judge Phinn that this was the first time she and her client heard the offer, which Robinson then rejected.
Robinson was then scheduled for a two-day jury trial to begin on Sept. 18 before Judge Yvette Bryant.
According to court documents, the victim was at Goodfellas Lounge on 4919 Belair Road on Sept. 11, 2022, and went outside where he saw a man—later identified as Robinson—arguing with a woman inside a silver SUV. The victim intervened and began arguing with the defendant; however, as the victim walked away, Robinson allegedly took out a black handgun and fired three shots at the victim, striking him twice in his right arm and once on the right side of his chest.
A friend of the victim took him to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where Baltimore Police responded around 2:00 a.m.Follow this case