Monday, October 15, 2012
Sterling Lewis is charged with first-degree murder, handgun and assault charges in the death of Willie Jackson in March 2011.
Randallstown resident Sterling Lewis faces a jury trial beginning Tuesday in the March 27, 2011, slaying of alleged drug dealer Willie Jackson. The trial is set to open at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court and is expected to conclude by Thursday. On March 27, 2011, police sent to the 4000 block of Winlee Rd., in Randallstown, found Jackson, of Heatherton Court in Milford Mill, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He later died. Police allege Lewis, posing as a drug buyer, instead tried to steal drugs from Jackson and another person. Police charged Lewis, of the 3900 block of Nemo Rd., Randallstown, with first-degree attempted murder, attempted robbery, as well as handgun and assault charges. Reginald Frederick, 22…
Friday, August 31, 2012
A Baltimore County jury viewed an interview with one of the alleged conspirators and surveillance footage that purports to show the suspects coordinating via cell phone.
A Baltimore County jury will soon get to decide the fate of two men accused in a fatal shooting last December at Towson Town Center. William Ward III, 45, of the 600 block of Cator Avenue in Baltimore, and Frank Theodore Williams, 32, of the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Baltimore Highlands, are standing trial this week on first-degree murder and conspiracy charges. Charges are in connection with the death of Baltimore teen Rodney Pridget, who was shot and killed outside Nordstrom on Dec. 19. Police say the two followed Pridget through the mall and another Baltimore man, 19-year-old Tyrone Brown, pulled the trigger outside the store. In testimony Thursday, alleged co-conspirator Jermell Brandon said Williams ordered a hit on Pridget …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Jerry Sandusky will probably spend the rest of his life in prison. Do you agree with the verdict? Vote in our poll.
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Disgraced ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was declared guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse Friday night, resulting in a likely de facto life sentence for the 68-year-old. The guilty verdicts, including 25 felony counts, could add up to 442 years in prison. Sandusky was taken into custody and led from the courthouse in handcuffs. The jury—which included many people with close ties to Penn State University—deliberated for only 20 hours, making a guilty verdict seem like a foregone conclusion. The two-week trial featured damning testimony against Sandusky, who was accused of performing anal and oral sex on boys as young as 8 years old. Even Sandusky’s adopted son, Matt, said his father abused him as well, though his …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
In a letter to the editor of the "Baltimore Sun," an Upper Park Heights resident explains why he believes the media erred in comparing the Baltimore incident to the George Zimmerman trial in Florida.
This month, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge convicted Eliyahu Werdesheim of second-degree assault and false imprisonment of a 15-year-old boy in a Nov. 19, 2010, incident in Upper Park Heights. His sentencing is set for June 27. Werdesheim, who was 22 at the time, was a member of a neighborhood watch group patroling the neighborhood when he allegedly saw the teen, Corey Ausby, go up to a house and then allegedly lift up door handles on cars, witnesses said during the trial. Werdesheim's attorneys say he acted in self defense after the teen allegedly swung a board with nails protruding from it. Werdesheim's younger brother who was with him on patrol was cleared of the same charges. In a letter to the editor of the Baltimore Sun, Upper …
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…
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, …
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…