Paul Smith

Baltimore's top prosecutor to try murder case

After his first city prosecution resulted in a mixed outcome last year, with one defendant acquitted and two others convicted of minor offenses, Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein is set to try a murder case Monday.

William Carr, 50, is charged in the fatal shooting of 55-year-old deliveryman Chong Wan Yim during an armed robbery June 28 at the Erdman Shopping Center in Belair-Edison. Carr has a lengthy criminal record, according to police, and was released in 2010 from a 20-year prison term associated with an earlier armed robbery. He was scheduled to be on probation for that case through 2019.

He is also accused of armed robbery and assault in an unrelated...