Man Accused of Leaving Woman’s Body in Plastic Container Awaits Trial Date

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The case of a 27-year-old homicide defendant, who allegedly stabbed a woman, was postponed on Oct. 1 due to counsels’ inability to agree on a trial date.

According to Baltimore Sun, on Aug. 29, 2020, Baltimore resident Timothy Callanan allegedly left Mason Leigh Moldovan’s body in a plastic container on the 1100 block of Gorsuch Avenue after stabbing her several times. 

Callanan is charged with first-degree murder. 

During Friday’s hearing in reception court, defense attorney Isabel Lipman said Callanan rejected a plea of life, suspending all but 65 years. Callanan also waived his right to a speedy trial.

Under Maryland law, a defendant has the right to be tried by their Hick’s date, or within 180 days of their first appearance in court. 

Judge Melissa M. Phinn set a trial date for April 18, 2022. 

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