Third Defendant in Shipley Hill Murder Has Trial Postponed for Second Time

The trial for a homicide defendant has been postponed again pending the results of an extended evaluation.

During mental health court on Aug. 31, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Gale E. Rasin said she had yet to receive a medical report ordered in July from the Health Department for defendant Reubin McFadden

McFadden, 22, expressed his disapproval of not being admitted into the hospital yet, which Judge Rasin said she hoped they could remedy soon.

McFadden is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, conspiracy to use a firearm to commit a felony violent crime, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and having a handgun on his person for an incident that occurred on Dec. 3, 2019. 

McFadden’s two co-defendants accepted pleas in March. Martez Frye-Cuff, 22, took a plea of life, suspending all but 25 years without the possibility of parole for the first five years for first-degree murder and firearm use in a felony violent crime.

Dneah Smith, 21, accepted a plea of 10 years for accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.

According to the Baltimore Sun, on Dec. 3, 2019, the Baltimore Police Department responded to a Shot Spotter alert around 2:30 a.m. on the 2400 block of W. Baltimore Street. Police found Marvin Mason in the driver’s seat of a car at the bottom of a hill with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Police investigation revealed that McFadden and Frye-Cuff had allegedly planned to rob Mason on the property where Smith ran a prostitution business. 

Defense attorney Catherine Flynn is representing McFadden. His next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 1 p.m., with Judge Rasin presiding.

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