Woman Denied Bail After Being Accused of Homicide

A Baltimore woman accused of homicide was denied bail on Jan. 25 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Phillip Jackson

Niesha Holley, a 23-year-old female is being charged with attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, assault in the first degree, conspiracy to first-degree assault, firearm use, handgun on a person, and loaded handgun on a person in connection to an incident on Oct 5, 2020. 

Holley’s defense attorney, Brandon Taylor argued that the defendant was harassed and assaulted by two victims several times. He also added that Holley was shot and in critical condition but was still able to ID who shot her, which was the same victim who had prior reports of harassing Holly.

In addition, Taylor noted that after being harassed Holley was forced to switch her story and identified herself as the shooter.

After listening to both counsels, Judge Jackson ruled the defendant as a threat to public safety and denied bail. Holley is also being charged with first-degree murder and is known as a suspect in multiple states due to prior incidents outside of Maryland.