Prosecution Offers 2 Defendants Accused of Vehicular Manslaughter A Plea

Two co-defendants accused of vehicular manslaughter received a plea offer on Nov. 16 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn

Brandon Gross, 34, and Brian Scott, 33, are charged with a traffic violation, automotive manslaughter, and criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter in connection to an incident on Aug. 10, 2020.

Judge Phinn listened as the prosecutor presented Gross with a plea of three years, suspending all but time served, with two years supervised probation for criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter. 

Gross and his defense attorney, John Hammann, accepted the offer. 

The prosecutor then offered Scott a plea of 10 years, suspending all but five years, for automotive manslaughter and one year suspended to run concurrently for criminally negligent vehicular manslaughter. Additionally, Scott can have no contact with the victim’s family.

Scott and his defense attorney, Sharon May, rejected the plea offer. 

According to the Baltimore Sun, on Aug. 10, 2020, at approximately 1:10 a.m., three drivers were speeding down Wabash Avenue when one lost control and caused the three cars to crash with Gross and Edwards being one of the drivers. A Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Scott with the victim, 30-year-old Keyona Thomas, as the passenger, burst into flames.

Scott was hospitalized in critical condition, and Thomas died at the hospital.

Scott’s trial has been scheduled for March 21, 2022.