Sentence Modification Denied to Baltimore Man 4 Years After Murder Conviction

On Sept. 15, 24-year-old Orery Smith’s defense attorney Edward Kenny motioned for his client to have his prison sentence modified by at least 5 years.

On Dec. 10, 2018, Smith was convicted and sentenced to life, suspending all but 40 years with five years on supervised probation for attempted murder; 20 years for armed robbery and firearm use which is concurrent to the attempted murder sentence.

The defense described his client’s sentence as “excessive” for someone so young.

Smith, who was 18 at the time of this incident, spoke in court about changes he has made while incarcerated, such as courses he has taken and certificates he has received.

The victim, in this case, said although he appreciates the apology from the defendant, his son was traumatized during this event. He believes Smith should stay in prison for “as long as the court asked.”

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gregory Sampson denied the motion for modification.