Prosecution Decides Not to Prosecute Defendant’s Gun Charge

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A prosecutor told Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lawrence R. Daniels July 29 ,prior to her trial, that the prosecution would not prosecute her case because of incomplete police logs that didn’t provide enough evidence and her having no prior criminal history. 

Niesha A’Nae Holley, 24, is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, first-degree assualt, conspiracy to commit first-degree assualt, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, carrying/wearing a handgun on her person and having a loaded handgun on person in connection with a non-fatal shooting on Oct. 5, 2020. 

Holley was scheduled to have a judge trial in front of Judge Daniels on July 28 after waiving her right to a jury trial at a prior hearing, but her lawyer Brandon Taylor was unavailable until Friday. 

Taylor argued that his client was attacked by the shooting victim during the incident and the incomplete police reports on the incident is an example of why the community doesn’t trust police and the justice system. 

The prosecution briefly said the victim had no prior record. The prosecutor said the decision to not prosecute was made after speaking with supervisors.