Trial in death of girl is postponed Officials may want to try 2 men at once.

January 28, 1992|By Alisa Samuels UpB

The trial of Guy Bernard Wilson, a Severna Park man accused of killing 6-year-old Tiffany Smith last summer, was postponed today until the second man charged in the shooting is extradited from New York City.

The two men may be tried together.

Mr. Wilson, 20, faces several charges, including first-degree murder and a handgun violation. He has pleaded not guilty.

The trial in Baltimore Circuit Court has been rescheduled for April 28, said William Monfried, Mr. Wilson's attorney.

Mr. Monfried and Assistant State's Attorney Denise Fili hope that co-defendant Arthur Felton, 19, of Brooklyn, N.Y., will be brought to Baltimore so he can be tried on similar charges.

Mr. Felton is being held in New York on a Baltimore arrest warrant charging him with murder. He was arrested in New York jTC last week after police received a tip about his whereabouts. Mr. Wilson is being held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Mr. Felton has refused to waive extradition to Maryland. Baltimore police plan to file a fugitive warrant to have Felton transported here.

On July 9, a stray bullet struck Tiffany in the head as she played in the 1800 block of N. Rosedale St., police said. She died about a half-hour later at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore.

On July 10, Mr. Wilson surrendered at police headquarters.

Police said two men were involved in a gunfight when Tiffany was killed in the drug-plagued neighborhood. Police believe 14 to 16 shots were fired.

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