New venue sought in Md. neighborhood watch trial
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge is expected to hear arguments on a motion to move the trial of two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch after the case drew comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case.
Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim are set to return to court Tuesday, a day after their trial, which had been postponed six times, was set to begin. Their attorneys say recent stories comparing the case to the high-profile one in Florida will make finding unbiased jurors more difficult.
The Werdesheims are accused of beating a 15-year-old boy in 2010. According to charging documents, they pulled up next to the teen, then one threw the teen to the ground and the other hit him in the head with a radio.