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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baltimore - Judge won't suppress ID in Shomrim Case

In this undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police, Eliyahu Werdesheim is shown in Baltimore. Werdesheim is charged with second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure and false imprisonment in an attack on a teen while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch group in Baltimore in November 2010.

BALTIMORE – A Baltimore judge has denied a motion to throw out photos used to identify one of two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch.

An attorney for Eliyahu Werdesheim argued Tuesday that the photo of his client was so different from others presented as to suggest which one the teen should choose. The judge heard from detectives and the teenager, who said he picked the photo "because it was true," before denying the motion.

Attorneys for Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim, who are charged with beating the teen on Nov. 19, 2010, told the judge they may withdraw a motion to move the trial because of coverage comparing their case to the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida and opt instead for a bench trial.

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