Man Accused of Fatal Stabbing Awaits Mental Health Eval

A homicide defendant’s reception court appearance was postponed in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Nov. 17 pending a mental health evaluation.

Defense attorney Antonios Heper requested Judge Melissa M. Phinn postpone the hearing of Cristino Flores-Perez on Wednesday as his client is being evaluated in mental heath court.

The defendant’s case was originally scheduled to appear in mental health court on Oct. 27 but was never called.

Judge Phinn approved the postponement and set a trial date for June 7, 2022.

Prior to Heper’s request, the prosecution shared a plea offer of life, suspending all but 40 years, and five years probation for first-degree murder. The offer was neither accepted or rejected at this time.

Flores-Perez is also charged with use of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure in connection to the fatal stabbing of Jesse Perez on Sept. 15, 2019, around 2:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Rochester Place. Fox45 News previously reported that the stabbing was the result of an argument.