Woman Accused of 2021 N. Milton Avenue Homicide Released on Home Detention

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A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has released homicide defendant Bolondalay Banks on home detention after considering what defense counsel argued was a lack of evidence linking the 40-year-old woman to the crime.

During a bail review hearing on Sept. 12, defense attorney Julie Shapiro informed Judge Kendra Y. Ausby that the case “centers around one witness”—a 29-year-old man who survived the shooting on Oct. 7, 2021, on the 1700 block of N. Milton Avenue. According to charging documents, Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers were called to the home shortly before 4:00 a.m. and found 26-year-old Brionna Glasgow, who was pronounced dead minutes later.

The surviving victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in grave condition.

Banks and her co-defendant, 36-year-old Al Brown, are both charged with two counts of each first-degree murder and firearm use in a felony or violent crime as well as single counts of conspiracy to first-degree murder and having a loaded handgun on their person.

Shapiro argued the only piece of evidence against Banks was the victim’s identification of the defendant in a photo array. Body worn camera footage contradicts Banks’ presence on the night of the shooting, defense counsel explained, as there was no mention of women in the home at the time of the incident.

No allegations have been established as to Banks’ motive, Shapiro concluded.

An assistant state’s attorney standing in for the prosecutor assigned to the case requested Banks be held without bail given the seriousness of the charges.

Banks’ currently has one conviction of theft less than $100 from 2008.

Judge Ausby agreed to release the defendant on home detention under total house arrest, where she will live with her grandmother. Banks is also required to have no contact with the surviving victim.

Both Banks and Brown are scheduled to appear in reception court on Sept. 22.

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