Man Who Allegedly Strangled, Shot at Ex-Girlfriend Denied Bail

A 28-year-old Baltimore man was denied bail on Jan. 4 after he allegedly attempted to strangle and then shoot his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago.

During a bail review hearing on Tuesday, the case of Kamal Stewart was brought before Baltimore City Circuit Court, where he is facing attempted first and second-degree murder charges in addition to several assault and weapons charges.

The defendant previously rejected a plea offer of 20 years, suspending all but five years, and five years of probation for attempted second-degree murder last October.

On Tuesday, the prosecution informed the court that on Feb. 19, 2021, Stewart and his ex-girlfriend allegedly had a dispute when the defendant began strangling her to the point her vision became blurry. When the victim got into a vehicle, Stewart allegedly fired multiple shots at her, shattering the vehicle’s glass windows.

Stewart, who is represented by defense attorney Dalia Weintraub, was denied bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 1.