Baltimore State’s Attorney Ivan Bates will handle the charges against a man accused of killing his deaf friend, Javarick Gantt, in a city jail in October.
This development emerged on Friday morning during the regular meeting of the Court of Appeal for Gordon Staron, who is accused of murder in two cases: the death of Gantt and the The fatal injection was Keith Bell, 63 years old in September.
Bates promised on the campaign trail to commit at least one murder each year.
Staron’s defense attorney, Jason Silverstein, said Friday that the defense had requested court documents for Staron to review his competency to stand trial. before the court, and Staron agreed not to be charged with a crime due to his insanity.
Defense attorneys said the judge ordered Staron to be evaluated by the Maryland Department of Health.
Assistant State’s Attorney Tonya LaPolla said in court Friday morning that the state’s attorney has filed a notice of intent to seek a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the cases. killing both people – this is the maximum punishment allowed by law.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in Staron’s case will return to court on April 17.
This article will be updated.