Mistrial declared in ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ murder case
A Baltimore judge declared a mistrial Friday after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the case of a man accused of killing his friend. Charles Henson, 24, who police dubbed “Public Enemy No. 1,” was charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 28 fatal shooting of Davon Johnson, 28, in the 2300 block of Walbrook Ave. Police also suspected Henson of setting a fire at Johnson’s home nearby, in the 2000 block of N. Bentalou St., on Feb. 22, to intimidate witnesses, who are now under protection. Henson was not charged in the fire. Henson’s attorney, Richard Woods, said jurors deliberated longer than it took to present evidence. He said prosecutors intend to retry Henson. “While we are disappointed in today’s outcome, we will remain relentless in our pursuit of justice for the victim and his family,” Rochelle Ritchie, a spokeswoman for the State’s Attorney’s Office, said in a statement.