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Brandon Mitchell

Murder suspect freed on bail, twice

Murder suspect freed on bail, twice

An 18-year-old Baltimore man has been twice arrested in the past week in a first-degree murder case but released from jail after having bails set by District Court judges, a rare occurrence.  Brandon Mitchell, of the 2300 block of Herkimer St., was taken into custody on Dec. 6 and charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Omar Johnson on June 29 in Southwest Baltimore.  Mitchell was originally ordered held without bond by a District Court Commissioner, but at a bail review the next morning, a District Court judge set a bail for him at $50,000, which he posted that day and walked out of jail, court records. Such a low bail on a murder charge is...