Trial Postponed for Defendant in 2011 Borman Avenue Murder Case

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A Baltimore man accused of murdering 34-year-old Ryan Watson in June 2011 had his trial date postponed before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn on March 6. 

Defense attorney Dalia Weintraub requested a postponement on behalf of defendant Corey Jennings, who was supposed to begin Monday.

Weintraub said she had received additional evidence regarding medical records that will take time to refute. In addition, the expert witness in the case needs more time to prepare for the trial. 

Judge Phinn approved the request and rescheduled Jenning’s trial to begin on Sep. 6 with Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Brooke Murdock presiding. It is expected to last for three days.

Jennings, 30, is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, and having a handgun on his person in connection to the fatal shooting of Watson.

According to WMAR, Jennings allegedly shot Watson in the neck on the 2500 block of Borman Avenue on June 14, 2011. Watson suffered from medical complications and was paralyzed for years after the shooting. 

On the ninth anniversary of the incident, Watson passed away on June 14, 2020. The medical examiner’s office ruled his death to be a homicide.

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