Thursday, May 3, 2012
Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Pamela White is handing down her verdict in the bench trial for Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim.
UPDATE (3:58 p.m.)—Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Pamela White is deciding the fate of Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim, according to a CBS News report. Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim each are charged with false imprisonment and second-degree assault of a 15-year-old African American teen in November 2010. The confrontation occurred at the intersection of Labyrinth and Fallstaff roads. The trial ended Wednesday after a week of testimony, mainly from witnesses for the state. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Pikesville Patch by signing up for newsletters here, and from North Baltimore Patch by signing up here. Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Wiggins maintains it was Avi Werdesheim who struck Corey Ausby on the head with a radio, …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The defense has begun its case in Baltimore City Circuit Court regarding the Nov. 19, 2010 incident in Upper Park Heights in which the Werdesheim brothers are accused of injuring a teenager.
UPDATE (5:20 p.m.)—Eliyahu Werdesheim took the stand Wednesday, describing his confrontation with a 15-year-old teen in Upper Park Heights on Nov. 19, 2010. Werdesheim said "he acted in self-defense when the teen attacked him with a board," according to a FOX45 News report. "He testified that he believed his skills in negotiation and de-escalation from his time in the Israeli military would help him defuse the situation." Get daily and breaking news email updates from Pikesville Patch by signing up for newsletters here, and from North Baltimore Patch by signing up here. Werdesheim and his brother, Avi, residents of Cheswolde, face charges of false imprisonment, second-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Medical student Avi Werdesheim, who is on trial for assaulting a teen, assisted a Baltimore Sun reporter.
Avi Werdesheim, a medical student on trial for assault in Baltimore City, assisted a woman who had fainted in the courtroom on Tuesday, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. Werdesheim, a medical student at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, checked Sun reporter Tricia Bishop's vital signs before she was transported to a local hospital, the report states. Bishop was treated and released. Werdesheim and his brother, Eli, residents of Cheswolde, are on trial for a Nov. 19, 2010 incident, in which the brothers allegedly followed and beat Corey Ausby, then 15, in Upper Park Heights. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Pikesville Patch by signing up for newsletters here, and from North Baltimore Patch by signing up here…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Witnesses from Baltimore City Police Department, the Shomrim neighborhood watch group, and others testified Thursday morning.
A variety of witnesses took the stand Thursday morning during the trial of Northwest Baltimore residents Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim. The brothers are on trial regarding a Nov. 19, 2010, incident in which they allegedly beat 15-year-old Corey Ausby while they were on patrol for Shomrim, an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group. Ausby refused to testify Wednesday and was dismissed. Defense attorneys say the brothers acted in self defense after Ausby wielded a stick with nails protruding from it. Thursday morning, the second day of the trial, a Cross Country resident, a crime lab technician from the Baltimore City Police Department, and a member of Shomrim neighborhood watch group testified as witnesses of the state. Baltimore City Circuit…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
"In my heart I didn't want to testify," 16-year-old Corey Ausby, a witness for the state, and the alleged victim in the state's case against two Upper Park Heights brothers, said in court Wednesday.
The 16-year-old alleged victim of a beating involving two members of a Jewish neighborhood watch group declined to testify against his alleged attackers in court. He also said he didn't want to press charges. "I feel in the heart I did wrong,” Corey Ausby said, frequently pausing between unfinished sentences. “At the same time I didn't mean to call the police on them (referring to the Werdesheims)," he said Wednesday after Baltimore City Circuit Judge Pamela White ordered him to testify. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Pikesville Patch by signing up for newsletters here. Prosecutors say Eliyahu Werdesheim, now 24, who at the time was a member of the neighborhood watch group Shomrim, and his brother, Avi Werdesheim, now 21, …
Brothers plead not guilty, and say they acted in self-defense in Nov. 2010 when they met up with a 15-year-old. They are accused of beating the teen, and
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
A lawsuit claims that the brothers, from Northwest Baltimore's Cheswolde neighborhood, allegedly beat a teenager while on patrol in November 2010, are on trial tomorrow in Baltimore City.
The racially-charged trial for two Northwest Baltimore brothers Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim, accused of false imprisonment and second-degree assault of a 15-year-old African American teen in November 2010, is set to begin Tuesday, according to court records. During a hearing Monday in Baltimore, the Werdesheim's attorney, Andrew Alperstein, asked the judge to postpone the trial. He said it might reignite passions created by the recent Trayvon Martin case in Florida, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Pikesville Patch by signing up for newsletters here. Recently, numerous media outlets have drawn comparisons between the Florida incident in which a neighborhood patrolman George Zimmerman…