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No jail time sought in Werdesheim case

Prosecutors are not seeking jail time for a former member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group convicted in the beating of a black teenager. Twenty-four-year-old Eliyahu Werdesheim faces sentencing Wednesday for second-degree assault and false imprisonment. His 22-year-old brother, ...

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Judge deciding neighborhood-watch beating case

The fates of two brothers charged with beating a black teenager while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch are in the hands of a judge in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The two sides presented their closing arguments to Judge Pamela ...

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Werdesheims seek delay, change of venue (access required)

Eliayahu and Avi Werdesheim, who were charged with beating a 15-year-old black male while patrolling a Baltimore neighborhood, asked for a change of venue Monday, citing publicity and parallels raised by the case against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in ...

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Baltimore neighborhood watch trial set against Fla. fury

Two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood are set to go on trial Monday in a case with similarities to the Trayvon Martin shooting. The brothers, who are white and Jewish, have claimed ...

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Trial of Jewish brothers accused in teen’s assault delayed again (access required)

The trial of two brothers accused of assaulting a black teen while they were working for a Jewish neighborhood patrol group has been postponed for the fifth time. Avi Werdesheim, 21, and Eliyahu Werdesheim, 24, were scheduled to stand trial ...

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Protestors rally against racism outside Baltimore courthouse (access required)

More than a dozen protesters gathered outside Baltimore City Circuit Court on Monday morning to seek the disbanding of Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group, after one of its members was charged with assaulting a black teenager in November.

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