Murder Trial Postponed after Prosecutor Catches COVID-19

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On Aug. 16, a judge postponed a trial for a Baltimore man charged with murder until the end of August because the prosecutor contracted COVID-19.

Donte Brown, 40, is charged with first-degree murder, firearm use during a felony violent crime, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun on his person, and two counts of possessing a firearm with a felony conviction.

Brown’s defense attorney, Natalie Finegar, objected to the delay before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn, but the judge said there was not much she could do. 

The two sides are slated to meet again to discuss possible dates for the rescheduled trial on Aug. 31.

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