Two years ago in October, a 21-year-old man was found dead just inside Leakin Park in Baltimore. According to police reports, a motorist who had been driving through the park discovered the body of the man early on the morning of October 10, 2007. The victim’s head was covered with duct tape and blood was discovered on his face and head. It was determined that the victim had been shot twice in the head after being abducted the day before. It is unclear what provoked the attack, considering that the victim, who was originally from Ghana, had no criminal record in Maryland.
Two men ages 23 and 30 were arrested on Thursday December 17, 2009 and charged with first degree murder, assault and various handgun charges in the Baltimore murder. They have been ordered to be held without bond. Both suspects charged in this case had prior criminal convictions including burglary and handgun charges. One of the suspects was also found not guilty in 2004 of attempted first-degree murder.
Homicide and murder charges are extremely serious offenses and can include punishments of steep fines and decades of prison time. Oftentimes, the manner in which a crime was committed will enable law enforcement officials to add additional charges leading to increased penalties and jail time.
Knowing your rights and all aspects of your case can be extremely important if you are charged with a serious crime. The skilled Bethesda criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC can help you understand your rights and use any weaknesses and inconsistencies in the State’s evidence against you to help build a strong defense on your behalf. We offer free and confidential case evaluations to potential clients. If you or someone you know is facing assault or homicide charges, call us today at (866) 444-6363.
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