Trial Postponed for Defendant in 2021 Laurens Street Homicide Case

Thank you for reading Baltimore Witness. Help us continue our mission into 2024.

Donate Now

A Baltimore man charged in the December 2021 fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man had his trial postponed on Feb. 23 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

The prosecutor assigned to defendant Michael Harvey‘s case could not start trial on Thursday for reasons unknown to Baltimore Witness.

Harvey, who is represented by Andrew Alperstein, rejected a plea offered by the prosecution during the hearing of two concurrent life sentences for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, a consecutive 20 years for conspiracy to use a firearm in a felony violent crime and an additional consecutive sentence for attempted first-degree murder.

In September 2022, Harvey was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Aaron Adams on the 600 block of Laurens Street on Dec. 17, 2021.

Judge Phinn scheduled Harvey’s trial to begin on July 31 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Althea Handy.

Follow this case