Trial Postponed in 2022 Saint Georges Lane Homicide Case

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A 33-year-old Baltimore resident charged with the murder of Andrew Smith had his trial postponed on June 21 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Defendant Preston Feaster, who was represented by attorney Brandon Mead, had his motion for postponement approved due to overdue forensics reports. 

During Wednesday’s hearing, Feaster also rejected a plea offer for life, suspending all but 40 years, with five years of supervised probation for first-degree murder with a consecutive five years for illegal possession of a firearm.

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Feaster is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony violent crime, four counts of illegally possessing a firearm, having a handgun on his person, possessing a rifle/shotgun with the intent to distribute in connection to an incident that occurred on June 2, 2022, on the 4200 block of Saint Georges Lane. 

Investigators recovered surveillance footage that shows the defendant’s car at the scene at the time of the murder, along with cell phone location data corroborating that fact. The five 9mm shell casings found on the scene were found by firearm examiners to be consistent with casings fired from the 9mm polymer ghost gun found at Feaster’s home. The 29-year-old victim was the boyfriend of Feaster’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his child.

This postponement was promptly followed by an appearance in scheduling court in which a new trial date was set for Oct. 6 before Judge Robert K. Taylor, Jr..

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