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Trial Date Set for FH Student Murder Suspect

March 24th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A jury trial for the 16-year-old Fort Hill High School student accused of murdering a classmate last October is tentatively set for April 27th.  Although the teenager has been charged as an adult, authorities are not permitted to release his name. He is charged with first-degree murder in the after-school stabbing death Saiquan Jenkins October 28th.  Police said at the time that the stabbing likely stemmed from an “ongoing personal dispute” between Jenkins and the accused teen. The incident occurred at an alley entrance in the area of Warwick Avenue and Williams Street, located a short distance from the school. After being injured, Jenkins returned to school property at Greenway Avenue where he was rendered medical assistance by students, staff and bystanders prior to the arrival of city fire department ambulance personnel for transport to the hospital. Jenkins died of his injuries at the hospital a short time later. The accused, who was taken into custody shortly after the incident and remains in confinement,  is represented by Baltimore based attorney Isaac Klein- and while a trial date is set- court house sources tell WCBC News that it’s unlikely the trial will begin on that date as it would be unusual to see a trial begin less than a year since the investigation was initiated.