Trials and Arbitration

Trial opens for man accused of plotting killing of Baltimore barber

Trial opens for man accused of plotting killing of Baltimore barber

At Rod’s Barber Shop in East Baltimore Andre Mosby was known as “BGE Dre,” the man who could rewire an electric meter for friends to avoid the bill from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Mosby rewired a BGE meter for barbershop regular Emmett Edwards, Edwards told a Baltimore jury Monday. But prosecutors said a similar scheme ended with barber Kenneth Collins murdered.

A trial began Monday on charges Mosby, 33, plotted for Collins to be killed because the barber owed him money over a manipulated meter. The 45-year-old barber was gunned down while closing the East Monument Street shop in March 2016.

“It was Andre Mosby, the gentleman here, who wanted it done,” prosecutor...

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