The retrial of HBO’s “Charm City Kings” actress Lakeyria Doughty is expected to occur in early 2024 after stacked cases and prosecutor availability postponed her initial Sept. 8 retrial date.
Doughty, who is also known as dirt bike rider “Wheelie Queen,” is accused of stabbing her girlfriend, 33-year-old Tiffany Wilson, to death on Jan. 1, 2021, in an apartment on the 1200 block of N. Stricker Street. She is charged with first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure.
The 29-year-old Baltimore resident has been incarcerated since January 2021 and was first tried in June 2022. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gregory Sampson.
On Friday, Doughty and her attorney, Andrea Jaskulsky, appeared before Judge Jennifer B. Schiffer for the defendant’s scheduled retrial. The case was then sent to Judge Melissa M. Phinn‘s reception court as one of the two prosecutors assigned to the case requested a postponement.
Judge Phinn informed counsel that three cases were initially scheduled on Judge Schiffer’s docket for Friday, Doughty’s case being the third runner-up. She also informed defense counsel that the absent prosecutor is currently in another trial set to begin next week.
Jaskulsky reminded the judge of their decision in March to select a jury on Friday with only one prosecutor present and begin the trial on Sept. 11 with both prosecutors. Given the circumstances, Judge Phinn agreed to postpone the case, with the prosecution suggesting a January 2024 trial date.
The judge scheduled the case to return to reception court on Oct. 2 when the January trial schedule opens.Follow this case