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CBS
Feb 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
, about 40 feet away, george huguely, is sitting in a small holding cell, waiting to find out his punishment. >> reporter: george huguely walked into court for deliberation day, his fate hanging in the balance. his pants oversized. a drastic change in appearance for the lacrosse player who is accused of fatally beating his girlfriendiard low -- girlfriend, yeardley love, from cockeysville. sandness -- sadness in love's mother, who broke down many times during testimony. and strong empathy from the prosecutor, dave chapman, who actually cried during closing arguments saturday. he wants jurors to convict huguely of first- or second- degree murder. >> not a slam-dunk case for the commonwealth. >> it is very difficult to read the fays of a juror. the jurors all have that poker face on them. they don't betray their emotions. >> reporter: defense attorneys argue their client didn't mean to kill yashedly -- yeardley love. and they hope jurors come back with a manslaughter conviction. they also call the this doctor to cast a shadow of doubt over the cause of death. >> and again, how do yo
CBS
Mar 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to fight the charges and remain in office. >>> tonight, there is new surveillance video of george zimmerman being taken to the police station, right after he shot and killed trayvon martin in florida. the video is igniting a new debate over this neighborhood tragedy. >> reporter: this video shows george zimmerman, the night he shot trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says his client acted in self-defense because he was attacked by the teenager and had his nose broken. but the martin family's attorney says the video shows no evidence of that. >> thank god for surveillance video because obviously there was a conspiracy to cover up the truth and sweep trayvon martin's death under the rug. >> reporter: in the police report, officers did write that zimmerman's nose was bloody. after interviewing neighborhood watch in the area, authorities let him go. that decision continues to stir protest around the country and the national media are now camped out in sanford, covering the story around the clock. >> reporter: sanford police are warning reporters they could be arrested for stalking, if
CBS
Feb 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
testimony today in the trial of george huguely. police describe evidence of a violent encounter between the final couple. adam may stays on the story, where moments later the medical examiner explains how yeardley love died. >> reporter: that medical examiner is still on the stand. based on those results, he is presenting a laundry list of injuries that came here to study and ended up in a body bag. medical experts and police paint a picture of a violent struggle between former uva lacrosse players george huguely and yeardley love. in court, the court heard the medical examiner describe the injuries. the doctor also testified love had bruises to her hand, forearms, buttox and arms. love also suffered hemorrhaging in the neck, an indication that pressure could have cut off her circulation. earlier, the defense testified that george huguely had bruises on his knuckles. defense attorneys questioning police about huguely's injuries are eluding that some of the injuries may have been caused by lacrosse. when prosecutors firsthanded the copy of those autopsy photos to the defense team. you ca
CBS
Apr 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
angela quarry is expected to press state charges against george zimmerman. the volunteer neighborhood watch captain who said he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self- defense. the martin family has been calling on prosecutors to charge zimmerman with murder. >> for the last 44 days, it has been a nightmare. and this is coming from a mother's perspective. >> reporter: martin's parents spoke in washington, d.c., where civil rights leaders met with u.s. attorney general eric holder. he says the justice department is looking into possible federal civil rights charges. >> that at every level of today's justice department, preventing and combatting youth violence and victimization is and will continue to be a top priority. >> reporter: police here in sanford are taking steps to keep the peace. once the prosecutor makes her announcement. >> reporter: zimmerman is going to have to figure out his legal defense. the two attorneys representing him quit yesterday after he stopped talking to them. in sanford, florida, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> zimmerman's former attorneys say they a
CBS
Feb 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
fate. >> reporter: right before that verdict was read, george huguely made the sign of the cross. and hours later, when he found out he could be let out of prison when he was 50 years old, he put his hands over his face and started to weep. the former lacrosse player found guilty of second-degree murder could serve 26 years in prison. >> there is definitely this unresolved tension about it. >> i think that it's fair. >> i think second-degree murder fair was pretty fair. >> reporter: the verdict came after nine hours of deliberations. jurors did not believe huguely planned to kill his ex- girlfriend yeardley love. but they also didn't think it was an accident. instead, they ruled the beating death in her off-campus apartment in may 2010 was an intentional disregard for human life. love's mother and sister from cockeysville moved many to tears when they testified during sentencing. lexy love said, quote, i never wanted something so bad in my life than i have to see yeardley's face again of. >> there are no winners in this case. there's nothing but loss everywhere. our hearts go out
CBS
Feb 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
vote and flip a previous opponent of the bill to vote for it. >> reporter: prince george's county delegate, tiffany alston, who voted against the bill last year, offered the only amendment that was accepted by the majority. >> if any part of this bill is deemed to be unconstitutional, that the whole bill will be considered unconstitutional. >> reporter: the significance of that being that challenges to the religious protections to the bill would throw the whole thing out. >> we are told that the vote was contingent on the passage of the last amendment. and that's passage of that last amendment from prince george's delegate county. it was the price for pushing this through. >> reporter: but supporters of the bill deny any shenanigans. >> clearly, this bill is not being rammed through. it has had more consideration and debate than almost any bill that i've dealt with in the 30 years that i've been in the legislature. >> reporter: but does it have the votes? >> we'll find out. >> reporter: but supporters of the bill clearly do not expect a repeat of last year's defeat. reporting live
CBS
Feb 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
baltimore city and prince george's county, amounted to voter suppression. because the call hinted bob ehrlich's opponent, governor o'malley had already won, and there was no need to go vote. >> we're okay. relax. >> reporter: schurick approved the call. >> because i believed there were several thousand african american supporters of bob ehrlich, who had not voted that day. and that a message as counterintuitive as it seems in hindsight, that a message, such as that one, would, in fact, motivate them to go to the polls if they had not already done so. >> reporter: but the judge strongly criticized schurick as he sentenced him to a month of home detention, saying any campaigner should have said, no, it's deceptive, it's illegal, you shouldn't do it. the state prosecutor agrees. >> this type of behavior is not just a dirty trick or politics as usual. it is illegal. >> trust me, political professionals in maryland are very, very aware of the outcome of this trial and the consequences. >> reporter: the judge also gave schurick 500 hours of community service. he'll have to split that, 2
CBS
Feb 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
branches and trees to come down. >>> for the first time hearing from the jury that convicted george huguely in the murder of yeardley love. jessica kartalija joins us with new insight in to their verdict. >> at least one juror says it was the most difficult thing he has ever had to do. he is confident they did make the right decision. >> i was completely -- her eye was completely swollen shut. >> reporter: juror eian describes a photo of love's battered face. he says the most difficult part of george's murder trial was seeing love's autopsy photos. >> the truth is, the scar is going to be there my whole life. i never knew yeardley love, but i got to know her best friends, i got to know her family, i got to see parts of her life in photographs. >> reporter: love who grew up in cockeysville was killed in may of 2010. huguely was found guilty of second degree murderer and grand larceny. >> we all did not think that the killing was premeditated. we don't think he went over there with the purpose of killing yeardley love. george's statement was painful. i feel for him. he bears responsib
CBS
Apr 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> george huguely was convicted in february of second- degree murder and grand larceny in connection with the death of yeardley love. in a civil lawsuit, sharon love, yeardley mother says issue -- they failed to use this. >> huguely is an adult. what he does, he's responsible for. so if they get a judgment, it would be against him. and then i don't know whether he has no pocket or what the lawyers call deep pocket. >> reporter: legal analyst, byron warnkin said the love family is suing for $28 million, based on statistics that show yeardley likely would have lived another 59 years, had she not had a fateful run- in with her former boyfriend. >> what they're asking for is a half million dollars for each year her life was shortened. >> reporter: the lawsuit also says huguely was aware or should have been aware that love was severely injured after the physical altercation that would result in her death. just this month, sharon love traveled to the nation's capital to support the renewal of the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago, at the universit
CBS
Feb 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
took the stand, many of them had been friends with george huguely for years and had not seen him for two years since the night love died. most of them avoided eye contact with huguely, except for one. >> reporter: one by one, these former teammates from the university of virginia's 2010 lacrosse team took the stand to testify against their old friend george huguely. they told jurors, the chevy chase native was drunk, spilling wine and even urinating in public in the hours before his ex-girlfriend, cockeysville native, yeardley love, was found dead, weeks before graduation. kenneth klauson gave huguely a cold stare in court, before testifying yeardley love was one of his best friends. klauson said huguely seemed strange and had a change of demeanor after visiting love's apartment. klauson said, i asked him, what's wrong? huguely replied nothing is wrong. klauson, i asked two more times and i got no response. the lacrosse players also told jurors they caught huguely lying about his whereabouts that night. later, they saw huguely still physically drunk, strip down to his boxers before d
CBS
Mar 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> prince george's county has broken up at least one theft ring. >> reporter: favorite target of thieves, who have stolen thousands of dollars worth of tide. police arrested 18 people in one ring for stealing detergent. most people aren't even awear. , wear. -- aware. >> reporter: now, they are placing security on tide to trigger alarms. >> and police say it is virtually impossible for police to trace it can no serial numbers. >>> let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. how do you like this weather, kristy? >> kai, i love it. i wish it would stay like this forever. we have some problems to talk about there on the roadways. northbound direction. heavy there from shawan road to belfast. the west side inner loop, stop and go there from southwestern boulevard, around to security boulevard. expect about 15 minutes to get through. and the outer loop also heavy there -- from 70 to baltimore national pike. the north side outer loop, that's been a problem most of the afternoon. still heavy york to charles street. and northbound 95, bumper to bumper there from 32 to 17
CBS
Apr 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hearing from the man who killed trayvon martin. what george zimmerman is saying about the case. >>> camden yards will host a championship game. but it's not the major leagues. i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll tell you who coming up, we'll tell you who has the opportun,,,, we love gardening... yeah, but the feeling wasn't always mutual. i want you to grow big! if you grow for me, you'll get cookies for free. nothing worked. ♪ but we started using miracle-gro garden soil. you just mix it with your backyard soil... and it feeds your plants for up to 3 months. my plants grew bigger... more beautiful... with more flowers and vegetables. guaranteed. everything changed with miracle-gro. for you are these flowers, like soap is for showers. everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> it's just before 5:30. 65 degrees. and breezy outside. good evening. and thanks for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. there's growing outrage over an attack on a tourist in baltimore city. the whole thing is recorded on a cell phone camera. tonig
CBS
Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county, a 12-year-old boy is charged with the beating death of a 4- year-old girl. the medical examiner says the little girl died if blunt force trauma. the 12-year-old suspect is being held at the chelten ham youth facility. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer, accused of murdering a florida teenager, trayvon martin, could soon go free. randall pink ston reports for wjz. a judge has granted george zimmerman bail for a second time. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about their finances. the couple didn't tell the court they had collected more than $100,000 in online donations. zimmerman's attorney said last week, he is hoping those who donated will reach into their pocket again. >> it's going to take a lot of money to get them out of bond and a lot of money to put up a good defense for them. >> reporter: the judge wrote that zimmerman's actions might have sug
CBS
Jun 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the newsroom with more on the violence. >> the shooting unfolded in a prince george's county neighborhood. the police cruiser's windows were shattered by bullets in lanham. a detective went to the area to interview a person of interest in an attempted abduction but when he arrived the man fired several shots so the detective returned fire. the suspect was found dead in the road, the detective was not hurt. >>> new calls for action in baltimore county after a taken dies in an altercation with an off-duty police officer. wjz investigates live at randall town high where a vigil will get underway in just hours. mike. >> reporter: mary, this is where 17-year-old christopher brown went to school and where loved ones will gather in prayer tonight amid questions over his final moments alive and the role of officers when they're off-duty. more than one week after teenager christopher brown died, no one has been arrested or charged. police say brown was killed after an altercation with off- duty baltimore county police officer james laborde, leaving his family outraged. >> it's still u
CBS
Jun 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for people who sweat too much. >>> revealing testimony of george zimmerman's bond hearing. will the judge allow him to get out of jail? >>> amateur musicians get the opportunity of a lifetime. i'm jessica kartalija. i'll explain next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's just before 5:30. 100 degrees and partly sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. maryland deals with a dangerous heat wave that will last for days. it's not a good time for yard work in bel air. this man is on the grueling task of mowing his front lawn. as the mercury hits 100 degrees in some parts of the state. people are staying hydrated at a barbecue in west baltimore and finding a shady spot to enjoy their food. these can quickly cause problems for anyone spending time outside. >>> and there's little relief in the forecast, unfortunately. right now, a heat advisory remains in effect across maryland. wjz is tracking the temperatures with extensive first warning weather coverage. let's check in with meteorologist tim williams and bob tur
CBS
Feb 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
love died of blueprint force trauma, and love's ex- boyfriend, george huguely, seen here for the first time, planned the beating in advance. key evidence in e-mail, sent days earlier. huguely wrote, quote, a few days ago, you said you would get back together with me iffy -- if i stopped drinking so much. i should have killed you. >> reporter: huguely's attorneys says there was premeditation, but not about what they think. he said, he is not that complex. he is a lacrosse player. huguely threw away love's computer. but they disagree if it was part of a cover-up. they also say love drank so much prior to her death that she passed out and suffocated. but prosecutors argue it is no excuse for first-degree murder. >> love's family was talking about the moment they found out yeardley died on her way to the witness stand, the older sister, lexy made eye contact with george huguely. there was just a moment that was very uncomfortable as the two sat there and stared at each other for just a moment. on the stand was one of yeardley love's best friends. she testified that she believes yeardley lo
CBS
Apr 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
trayvon martin which means an arrest of george zimmerman. >> reporter: the dream defenders are asking the lawmakers to hear their message. >> we want to use this as tragic as it is, as making our community a better community. >> reporter: special prosecutor angela cory has decided not to use the grand jury in the investigation. the dream defender say they have a list of demands and the arrest of george zimmerman is just the beginning. >> we think that trayvon martin is just the catalyst, we need a bigger change. a much bigger movement, a much big revolution. >> reporter: the group is calling for a congressional hearing into racial profiling. >> in hopes to systematically continue to face the issues that america has swept under the rug because they are difficult conversations to have. >> reporter: demonstrators say the protest will not end until zimmerman stands trial for trayvon martin's death. susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> in florida, only first degree murder cases require the use of grand juries. >>> the fbi believes an indiana man sexually exploited more than 100 teenage
CBS
Mar 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >>> oscar winner under arrest. george clooney is handcuffed in washington, d.c. >> why the actor and his father were taken into custody. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm jessica kartalija. mary is off tonight. and here's what people are talking about. >> hollywood star george clooney spends time behind bars. police arrest him in washington, d.c., during a protest against brutality in sudan. danielle nottingham joins us with the latest. >> reporter: agents cuffed george clooney and hauled him away in a secret service van, during a protest at the embassy of sudan. he, along with his father nick clooney and other activists, crossed a picket line. >> just a warning, you will be arrested. >> reporter: it was an act of civil disobedience, sending a message to the sudanese government. >> we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into sudan before it becomes a crisis in the world. the second thing we need is for the government in cartume to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: demonstrators blocked the entrance to the united sudanese embassy to symbolize th
CBS
Jan 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
from court and bring you reaction to the decision all new at 6:00. >>> a former prince george's county correctional officer now faces federal charges in the high-profile death ofa an inmate accused of killing a police officer. denise has details of the indictment. >> reporter: in 2008, 19-year- old ronnie white was charged with a hit-and-run death. the teen was found unresponsive in his cell at the county correction center. and the cause of death was ruled strangulation. the officer who found white in his cell is accused of failing to provide help. and then tried to cover it up by claiming another officer found white first. 48-year-old anthony macintosh is charged with falsifying records in a federal investigation. he faces life in prison if convicted of these charges. >> thank you. the indictment does not identify who is responsible for white's murder. a guilty plea today for one of four teens charged in a murder at a glen burnie restaurant. prosecutors say 18-year-old vincent bonner and three others gunned down flores at mr. wings and pizza on november 2010. sentencing is scheduled f
CBS
Feb 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
around here. >> reporter: more than 200 reporters are covering the trial of george huguely. police say he broke into love's off-campus apartment, then beat his girlfriend to death after a night of heavy drinking. the huguely family had nothing to say. his lawyers began selecting a jury. but on street corners in cafes in charlottesville, the trial is the talk of the town. >> what are those opinions? >> probably just a little more concern for their children. >> reporter: rick baron is a spokesperson for the city. >> how has the murder of yeardley love ask this trial affected this university? >> they have been having charges of domestic abuse. that has been very well received. >> reporter: the mother of this college-bound student already did just that. >> you think you use this as a teaching moment for your daughter? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> and did you learn something? >> yes. very much. >> reporter: saying not just uva but all college campuses can take away a lesson from love. >> reporter: defense attorneys did not speak outside of the courtroom today. but they are expected to
CBS
Apr 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wjz, from sanford, florida. >> reporter: a shackled george zimmerman offered a surprise apology to the parents of trayvon martin, who were in the courtroom. >> i wanted to say, i am sorry. for the loss of your son. i did not know how old he was. i thought he was a little bit younger than i am. and i did not know if he was armed or not. >> reporter: the apology happened at zimmerman's bond hearing. defense lawyers called on zimmerman's parents and wife as character witnesses. they testified by phone because they have been threatened. >> i've never known him to be violent at all, unless he was provoked. and then he would turn the other cheek. >> reporter: in the end, circuit judge kenneth lester granted zimmerman a $150,000 bail, far less than the $1 million bond requested by prosecutors. >> do you have any comment? >> martin's parents left court quickly, without speaking to reporters. >> it was devastating that he got to give a self-serving apology to help him get a bond. they were very outraged at that. >> reporter: zimmerman had asked to meet with martin's parents before the heari
CBS
Apr 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, george huguely, sharon love throws her support behind the renewal of the violence against women act. >> my daughter was murdered almost two years ago, at the university of virginia, by an out-of-control lacrosse player with a violent past. >> reporter: speaking at a meeting, love was joined by vice president joe biden, who helped pass the original law in 1994. >> look what she went through. my god. >> reporter: sherry parliament is with house of ruth, maryland. one of the nation's leading domestic violence centers. >> but we're very grateful that she's speaking out about the issue of partner violence because it's a very big problem. we know that one in four women will be in abusive relationship at some point in their lives. so it's very important that we talk about this issue. >> reporter: the violence against women act has already allocated more than $9 billion towards prosecuting offenders and providing support for victims. reauthorizing the law would expand financing for domestic violence programs. >> we are beneficiaries of violence against women, grant program. and we are t
CBS
Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
martin's parents are speaking out less than 24 hours after george zimmerman said their son's death was part of god's plan. randall pinkston reports for wjz. >> the parents of trayvon martin say the god they worship would not want their son shot to death. >> i don't think god would have him murder an innocent child. >> they appeared on cbs this morning after george zimmerman sat down with his attorney. >> i feel it was all god's plan. >> in his interview with fox news, the neighborhood watch volunteer recounted how he called police after seeing martin in his apartment complex last february. he claims the unarmed 17-year-old approached him and started throwing punches, breaking his nose. >> he said you're going to die tonight [beep] >> zimmerman said he felt his life was in danger and he had no choice but to use his gun. >> i do wish there was something, anything i could have done that wouldn'ted -- wouldn't have put me in the position where i had to take his life. >> least he's -- he's looking to place the blame on trayvon and he's the one that made the decision to get out the vehicle that n
CBS
Jun 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, former penn state assistant george anderson. he said he and other coaches were around. he testified he didn't consider it inappropriate. a lawyer for one of the accusers says it doesn't seem like a strong defense to him. >> to persuade someone that mr. sandusky did was right by trying to establish that well people shower all the time, i don't think takes you very far. >> reporter: sandusky is charged with 51 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys on penn state's campus and his home. he met most of his accusers through his charity for at risk children. the judge told jurors it looks like the defense and prosecution will have everything wrapped up by wednesday with closing argumenting and jury deliberations starting tuesday. the defense may call sandusky's wife dotty and members of joe paterno's family and one of the last to testify may be sandusky himself. >> the lawyer has to see where things stand. >> reporter: the prosecution wrapped up its case with the mother of a boy sandusky is accused of raping. he testified her son had behavior problems after spending time with sandusky. she als
CBS
Jun 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
information on the victim other than her age. >>> new information on george vimmerman. -- zimmerman. zimmerman's wife faces legal trouble of her own. it all centers around the couple's finances. >> reporter: shelly zimmerman's mug shot was taken in the shame jail where her husband now lives. the couple talked about family money during phone calls but later. shelly zimmerman testified by phone under oath. >> we will have plenty of money. is that correct? >> to my knowledge, that's correct. >> they got a lower bond but actually had $135,000. money raised through online donations. prosecutors alleged zimmerman spoke in code during those recorded calls. court records show in the four days before his bond hearing, shelly zimmerman made eight cash transactions, totaling $74,000. >> i will flat out call it what it is. the defendant's wife lied to this court. >> how could somebody forget that they had $135,000? >> mark omerra agrees both zimmermans owe the judge an apology. >> i think she was acting out of fear and frustration. but we don't have that right in in a courtroom. >> reporter: sh
CBS
Jun 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
neighborhood. for more information you can log on to our website. >> the wife of george zimmerman is being charged with lying to a judge. prosecutors say that shelly zimmerman lied about her finances during a bond hearing for her husband. george zimmerman was granted $150,000 bond for a hearing and released. the judge revoked the bond after state's attorney says the couple lied about how much money they raised from a website. george zimmerman pleaded not guilty in a shooting. >>> live in the news room with more on a bizarre case. >> reporter: can explosion came from land triggering a rescue effort. two calls came within five minutes using the same radio transmitter the coast guard is offering a reward leading to an arrest. >> they're making a false distress call. there's a maximum penalty and reimbursement to the coast guard for the coast of the search. >> a huge wild fire in colorado continues to burn out of control. firefighters are battling a -- by plane and air. >> reporter: a massive blanket of smoke stretches for miles across colorado. the flames continue to spread. more than 43,000
CBS
Jun 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
were caught doing on the job. >> george zimmerman repairs for another -- prepares for another bail hearing. will the judge allow him to go free again. >> what do you love about baltimore? that's what one organization is asking and the uncensored view is being put up on social media. i'm mike schuh, the story next. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 5:30, 95 degrees and sunny. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some stories people are talking at tonight. it takes something really big to change a skyline. that's exactly what's happening to the port of baltimore. alex reports four cranes that barely fit under the bay and key bridges are about to climb higher. >> using a tug boat two with years ago -- 2 years ago the governor announced the port of baltimore will be growing to grow jobs. >> it's going to support 2,700 permanent jobs to handle the increased container traffic. >> last week the steel backbone barely fit under the bay bridge. four big cranes built in china on the way to handle a new generation of gigantic cargo ships. >> that puts the port of baltimore
CBS
Feb 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
talking about. >> george huguely breaks down, as he listens to chilling testimony about the death of his ex-girlfriend. the highly charged moments as huguely stands accused of killing baltimore native yeardley love. jessica kartalija explains what brought many in that courtroom to tears. jessica? >> kai, love's family, huguely and at least two jur hors were in ter -- tears as they learned his former girlfriend had, in fact died. >> reporter: former university of lacrosse player admitted he wrestled with and shoved yeardley love, but never punch said or strangled -- her. this, played inside charlottesville district court. the footage was recorded hours after love's body was discovered in her apartment in may of 2010. huguely told police he had gone to talk to love about their on again-off-again relationship. but insists he doesn't inflict lethal injuries. >> reporter: a charlottesville detective told huguely, quote, she's dead. huguely, how the expletive is she did? because -- dead? >> because you killed her. george responds, she's dead? she's dead? she's dead? how? i didn't even expl
CBS
Jun 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
revoked george zimmerman's bond. teresa garcia reports with more on this decision. >> reporter: george zimmerman has 48 hours to surrender to the seminole county sheriff's office. at issue how much money he had at the time of his bond. >> let his wife testify falsely before the court when he knew well in advance of that hearing the amounts of money in controversy. >> reporter: the judge sited with the prosecutor who zimmerman and his wife misled the judge over their finances. his client had raised more than $200,000 through a website most of that was available at the time of the hearing. >> i do think that the zimmerman family was acting with what they thought they had. i don't think they believed they had preaccess to that money. >> reporter: o' mara says he hopes this is a temporary set back for his client. zimmerman claims self-defense in the death of trayvon martin. the attorney for trayvon martin's parents say the judge's ruling is significant. >> this credibility is the most important thing in this entire case. remember it is only george zimmerman's testimony who says that trayvo
CBS
Jan 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
winner is george dimark antonio of catonville. 450 he correct -- he correctly predicted the winner and came closer to the score to the niners and giants game. even though there is just one week left, you can still come here to sign up. go to wjz.com. and click on pro football challenge. >> congratulations to you. but that means george rooted against the ravens. >> i know. >> that's what i was thinking. >> so he can win that. but he didn't go with his team, i don't think. >> right. >> i wonder if he is a ravens fan. i don't know. congrats, george. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news tonight. a healthcare impacting 300,000 women. who is facing charges in a breast implant scandal? >>> political seat stolen? which politician is accused of stealing a hollywood script? >>> i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's report from wall street. ,,,, i just had it with cable. it just got more frustrating and frustrating. a lot of times, the picture would break up. for the amount of money that i am paying, my cable company should take care of me. [ male announcer ] s
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Apr 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
right. >>> still ahead at 5:00. will george zimmerman get out of jail? why his attorney says he deserves to be set free until his trial. >>> honestly, at that point, i did not feel bravery. i felt terror. it was a very scary moment. >>> the mayor risked his life to save the day. how he rescued a neighbor from a burning home. >>> taking a look inside a bullied child's life. the documentary, "bully ," opens in maryland. what viewers and educators had to say about it. i'm andrea fujii. that's just ahead on wjz eyewitness news. >>> summer heat is coming our way. bob has more on what to expect for the weekend in the updated forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> george zimmerman's lawyers, hoping to get his client out of jail, as he waits for trial. randall pinkston reports. people in sanford are calling for level heads as the case makes its way through the justice system. >> reporter: florida ministers are asking for unity. now that george zimmerman is behind bars for shooting trayvon martin to death. >> people in the community feel as though the process of justice is working. reconcilia
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Jul 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
man hunt for a murderer. >> reporter: work crews in st. george, utah, airport after a murder suspect tried to make a high flying getaway. a pilot for the airlines breached airport security and tried to steal a 50 passenger jet. he was wanted for the murder of his exgirlfriend whose body was found that prompted sky west to put him on administrative leave and revoke his security cards. it was just before 1:00 a.m. when a police officer patrolling the airport noticed an abandoned motorcycle with engine still warm and wire over a perimeter fence. that's how he got in and made his way on to the jet and started the engines. >> he knew exactly how to get in the plane, the cabin and apparently, there's multiple systems you have to be familiar with and he knew all of those. >> reporter: as the plane taxied away, he went into some parked cars, collapsing the plane's nose gear. when police entered the plane, he found himself. the plane voice recorder is analyzed for potential clues and review airport security measures. bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> they are reviewing some security at th
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Feb 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
marlboro. the crash is under investigation. >>> the wait is on. jurors in george huguely's murder trial, are forced to wait tree day -- three days before they can start processing all they saw and heard about the tragic death about cockeysville native yeardley love. >> reporter: george huguely faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge, making the stakes very high in the quest to find justice for yeardley love. jurors have time to think, as deliberations are delayed three days. court is closed today because of a holiday and a grand jury was set for tuesday. so they will resume wednesday morning. >> time works a little bit to the adventure -- advantage of the prosecution. because i imagine that the tone that -- the tenor, the vibration in the community are very sympathetic to the victim. >> reporter: in closing arguments, george huguely's defense attorneys stress yardley love's death was an accident. they told jurors huguely was a, quote, stupid drunk. but not calculating. you get what you get. he's a boy athlete. but prosecutors said how she was found faced down in her
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Apr 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: in any case, the case has been linked to trayvon martin's case in florida. there, george zimmerman is charged with the 17-year-old's murder, accused of racially profiling martin as a neighborhood watch captain. in fact, werdesheim's lawyers called the similarities both symbolic and significant. they're expected to ask a judge to rule instead of a jury, claiming it would be difficult to find a jury that is impartial. in both cases, the defense -- defendants said they were acting in self-defense. but during pretrial, the victim said he was cornered, slammed to the ground and beaten. >> reporter: right now, both sides are wrapping up pretrial motions. the defense is trying to put together evidence for when the trial officially gips, likely tomorrow morning. -- begins, likely tomorrow morning. >>> both brothers face multiple charges, including false imprisonment and assault. >>> police say an abused puppy is rescued in anne arundel county. police say they attempted to neuter their golden retriever without medical assistance. the dog received emergency care, and charms are pen
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Feb 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
, and george huguely were lacrosse players. some friends became concerned about their relationship problems am but they never expected it would end with love found beaten to death. and huguely on murder charges. >> i feel bad for the family. >> love's mother from cockeysville. huguely's father. although it's what many will predict. >> i feel like he'll probably get convicted of first-degree. and legal system, prison. which i guess is probably what he deserves. >> a lot of people are very upset. >> this student launched a new philanthropy project. >> we do a lot of help just in the local area for shelter for help and emergency. >> reporter: university officials say they've also ramped up education on that issue and alcohol abuse. >> do you think people are more careful now? >> i hope so. it was really unfortunate. >> alcohol abuse is a serious problem on college campuses. but at the same time, i would add that the typical drunk college student doesn't kill their girlfriends. >> reporter: most students already made their verdict. now waiting to see if jurors decide the same. >> i jus
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May 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. high earners, for example, in carroll, harford, prince george's, are likely to pay $236 more. taxpayers, affected by the hike in frederick, howard, and anne arundel counties, and baltimore city, are likely to see increases between $437, and $704. the highest increases are likely to affect residents in baltimore county, montgomery, and talbot counties, ranging from $705, to $955 more this year. >> the increases take effect june 1st and are retroactive to january 1st of this year. lawmakers get their next shot at raising revenues in a special session, tentatively scheduled for july. i'm pat warren in annapolis, now, back to you on tv hill. >> the governor is expected to call a special session in july, on expanded gambling, to include table games and a new casino in prince george's county. >>> a naval academy tradition is successfully carried out today in annapolis. students just capped off their first year in the academy, with a climb up the herndon monument. it makes the task more difficult. students began the annual event in 1940. at the end, as you saw, they replaced their h
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Apr 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
chief bill lee. lee was criticized for not guilty initially charging george zimmerman in the trayvon martin shooting. lee stepped down temporarily but issued his resignation today. it's unclear if lee will keep his position, zimmerman was released in bail today. >>> the charles family is being kept away from their home. >> reporter: isabel celis put their daughter to bed. suspicious circumstances were seen around an entry point. the parents of little isabel say they last saw her when they put her to bed on friday. the parents have been cooperating. back to you. >> police say they originally thought the child may have wandered off but that theory no longer holds. >>> the renewed search for clues in a 33-year-old missing child case in new york city comes up empty. police say the excavation of a manhattan basement yields it no obvious human remains and little forensic evidence. they were hoping for a case in the 1989 disappearance of a 6- year-old boy. the work space was once the work space for a man who was friendly with the child. >>> investigators say a 12th member of the mil
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Feb 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
details, trying to lay the groundwork for her defense. >> reporter: former lacrosse player george huguely does not deny he was involved in an altercation with his ex- girlfriend, yeardley love. but his attorneys argue that her death was accidental. in court for the first full day of testimony, they're focusing on medical evidence, the scientific explanation for love's death. prosecutors contend love died of blunt force trauma, beaten to death by huguely. wjz got this glimpse of the evidence, coming to and from the courtroom. this large package is believed to contain yeardley love's bedroom door. prosecutors say huguely kicked it in, leaving a giant hole and traces of his dna. love's former roommate, who found the body, testified love was afraid for her safety, alluding to another key piece of evidence, an e-mail huguely sent to love days earlier. he wrote, you said you would get back together with me if i quit drinking so much. i should have killed you. >> reporter: experts will testify that love died of positional asphyxiation, passing out facedown in her pillow, after the fight
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Jun 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. -- nasdaq down 14. >>> the decision forcing george zimmerman to spend several more weeks behind bars. >> big repairs are going to mean big delays dp -- if your commute takes you from the harbor tunnel. >> believe it or not, riply is opening soon. a behind the scenes tour when we return. >> the big warm up is almost here. don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, man: there's a cattle guard, take a right. do you have any idea where you're going ? wherever the wind takes me. this is so off course. nature can surprise you sometimes... next time, you drive. next time, signal your turn. ...that's why we got a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. >>> it's mostly sunny and 77 in central maryland. the complete forecast is coming up. >>> it's a challenge many adults would lose. no soda for the next 30 days. the it's a test that nearly 200 students at one city school plan to pass. more in to want's school watch. -- more in tonight's school watch. >> there's no soda in the cafeteria at role land park elementary and middle school, only milk and juice. for the next 3
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
list. >>> the life of former neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman pleads not guilty to a perjury charge. shelly zimmerman is accused of lying about her family's finances during a bail hearing for her husband. george zimmerman faces murder charges in the shooting death of florida teenager trayvon martin. shelly zimmerman did not appear in court. her lawyer entered the plea on her behalf. >>> mitt romney is on his way back to the u.s., after a three- country trip overseas. in tonight's campaign 2012 report, the presumptive republican nominee ended the trip in poland. but critics are still focusing on what he said in israel. tara mergener reports from washington. >> reporter: mitt and ann romney laid flowers at a monument for the heroes at the war saw ghetto, one of the couple's final stops overseas. the republican white house hopeful received a warm welcome in poland, a country that has sometimes been at odds with the obama administration. >> a turbulent world, poland stands as an example and defender of freedom. >> reporter: but romney's trip has been filled with foreign c
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Mar 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for a new trial for george huguely, the man accused of convicting baltimore county native yeardley love. >> well, mary, we have been expecting this. and huguely appeared in a prison jump suit and handcuffs. his lawyer is asking to set aside time for a hearing on a motion for retrial. a judge found the former lacrosse player guilty in the beating death of yeardley love. huguely is also fighting requests for media outlets to have several pieces of evidence made public. the defense argues that the release of that evidence would make it difficult to seat a trial if they are retried. >> he was sentenced to 24 years, but he's still waiting to formally be sentenced by a judge. >>> right now, police are looking for a man who ran off the eastern shore. jessica kartalija is monitoring this manhunt. >> reporter: good evening, kai. goodgood evening, to everyone. police believe that man is in came bridge or somewhere on the eastern shore. >>> shortly after midnight sunday, police pull approximated over this man. 39-year-old demetrius denbe on leonard lane in cambridge. >> cambridge police offic
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
counterpart in prince george's county. >> reporter: howard county executive ken ulman delivered his challenge in his ravens' jersey. to prince george's county executive rushan baker. >> when we come down to fedex field and beat you this sunday, you will take my favorite jersey, my haloti nata jersey, and you will be wear it in the office on a purple friday. >> reporter: allman is also doing a little trash talking, saying he is sick of hearing all about the redskins new quarterback, r.g. >> reporter: ulman and baker will be at sunday's game together between the ravens and redskins on fedex field. maybe not to the level of ravens and philly. >> it would be kind of crazy. but it's going to be quite the game. you know, it's not going to be any different than last week. it's going to be a slug fest. >> reporter: baltimore leads the series rivalry, 3-1. take a look. in the first matchup, the ravens defeated the ravens, 20- 17. three years later, they beat us, 10-3. but in the last two meetings, ravens have won. 17-10. and in 2008, 24-10. ravens' wide receiver tory smith grew up watching t
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
george zimmerman case. how it could affect his claim of self-defense. >>> playground torched. the rule and what caused it are still a mystery. i'm gigi barnett in cherry hill. that story is next. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up. the great outdoors and a chance to work. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> what can we expect for our weekend weather? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with meteorologist tim williams. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> partly cloudy. and 85 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> charred rubber and burned beings is all that is -- remains of a neighborhood in cherry hill. >> some are scrambling to find another place to play. >> reporter: neighbors in south baltimore saw this smoke billowing for miles from the our house community center in cherry hill yesterday. just beyond those trees, firefighters battle the blaze, on the playground. >> i thought it was on fire. >> with the firefighters now gone. this is all that is left of the playground used by children in the community center's s
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May 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
: the evidence was on display inside the same courtroom, where george huguely was convicted of murdering yeardley love, who grew up in cockeysville. it included more than 200 photos of the case. one showed a bloody crime scene, and a 12-inch hole in the door, where huguely kicked it in. also, e-mails and text messages exchanged between the two. you're the biggest scum bag i've ever met wrote yeardley. huguely wrote, you're so expletive stupid. they also had to look at yeardley love's autopsy photos, which are not being released to the public. at the time, one juror described what he saw and said it would haunt him for a long time. >> her eye was completely swollen shut. like you couldn't open it at all. >> the truth is, the scar is going to be there my whole life. i never knew yeardley love. but i got to know her best friends, i got to know her family. i got to see parts of her life in photographs. >> reporter: love was killed in may of 2010. huguely was found guilty of murder and grand larsony in -- larceny in february. >> he bears responsibility for what happened. >> reporter
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Jun 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
victim. >>> and george zimmerman back in jail, now he's fighting for a new bond hearing. will he get another chance at freedom. >>> this 90-year-old woman wakes up with a flashlight at his face. burglars targeting the elderly in this peaceful neighborhood. that's coming up. >>> we had beautiful weather to start the week. don't miss the weather forecast with bob. ,,,, you know what's exciting? graduation. when i look up into my students' faces, i see pride. you know, i have done something worthwhile. when i earned my doctorate that pride, that was on my face. i am jocelyn taylor, i'm committed to making a difference in people's lives and i am a phoenix. enroll in the program that's right for you. at phoenix.edu/maryland >>> it's partly sunny, 71 degrees in central maryland right now. the pleat forewarning weather is -pl -- coming up. some scary moments for elderly women. they wake up to find men standing over their bed, shining flashlights over their head. >> the motive here appears to be robbery. they don't understand this whole thing with the flashlight. >> i was just amazed. >> rep
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Jan 24, 2012 5:00pm EST
finished walking their dogs when a moose came up behind george and started attacking him. dorothea knew she had to act fast, she she grabbed a shovel from their pickup truck. >> it slowly turned. then i hit it with everything i had. then the dog then just practically climbing up his legs, biting him. and then he got going. went up the road and out of sight. >> george sustained serious head wounds and broken ribs. but he is expected to make a full recovery. >> moose are very dangerous. they can trample you or worse. he was very lucky. >> there's dorothea. >> i want her around if i everybody encounter a moose. >>> breaking news from baltimore county. a head-on crash leaves at least one person dead. a live ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> >>> coming up on eyewitness news. head-on horror. >>> trying again. maryland governor pushing for same-sex marriage equality. reaction from both sides. >>> a weekend tragedy on this road, here in the parkville perry hall area, has police asking for your help. i'm derek valcourt. i'll explain, coming up on eyewitness news. >>> spring-like conditions return. how lon
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Feb 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
charlottesville for the george hugley murder trial. >> it's try we have not seen here before. >> streets will be closed off next week for news vans. just like here in maryland there are no cameras allowed inside courtrooms in virginia. >> the first three rows are reserved for families and friends of the victim. he's from chevy chase maryland. yeardley love grew up in the area and they were dating when she was killed. hugley admits he kicked down the door and shook her as he head repeatedly hit the wall, but his defense team says hugley did not intend to kill her. >> george hugley only learned yard learned yeardley love had died when he heard it from the authorities. >> my guess is that you're probably not going to persuade the jury to find not guilty. so if you're on the defense, you want to lower the level of risk. >> jury selection begins monday. hugley has been locked up since the crime. he's charged with first-degree murder which carries a possible life sentence if convicted. >>> a sexual assault suspect is on the loose. police just released this sketch of the man who attacked a woman. it ha
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Mar 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the political fallout. the president spoke out about his energy policies in prince george's county today. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: as president obama told the maryland crowd at prince george's community college that drilling is not the solution to driving down high gas prices, the price of gas crept up at a baltimore gas station to just off 5 cents off the $4 mark. gop candidates are blaming the president for the sharp rise in gas prices. wjz pump watch shows the national average for a gallon of regular is at $3.82. that's up a penny from yesterday. president obama said any politician who offers a quick solution to cheap gas isn't telling the truth. >> there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to high gas prices. there's no silver bullet. anybody who tells you otherwise isn't really looking for a solution, they're trying to ride the political wave of the moment. >> reporter: the president told the maryland crowd that the u.s. actually is producing more oil than at any time in the past eight years. >> reporter: but that still isn't bringing down prices at the pump. so wi
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Mar 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
george zimmerman for the murder of trevon martin. >> reporter: 28-year-old george zimmerman claims it was self- defense. florida state allows the person the right to stand their ground and use deadly force, if threatened. but the attorney for the martin family says the boy was not the aggressor. >> he had a 9-millimeter gun. trevon martin had a bag of skittles. where is the self-defense in that? >> reporter: attorney benjamin crump played a video of a girl, who was allegedly on the phone with martin, just seconds before he was shot and killed. >> he is traumatized over this. >> the girl said that martin said he was being followed. >> he tells him, oh, better be careful. just run home. >> crumb says he will turn over the witness's information to the justice department because the family does not trust the local authorities. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the grand jury will convene april 10th. coming up, tonight at 6:00, local civil rights at vists call for justice in this case. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in on our roads at wjz. >> h
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Mar 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
out in his defense. randall pinkston reports for wjz, from sanford, florida. >> reporter: george zim areman remains free and is not talking about the shooting death of trayvon martin. but with continuing calls for his arrest, zimmerman's family is going public. robert zimmerman, jr., told cnn, his brother acted in self- defense. and, quote, stop someone from disarming him and shooting him. you return force with force when someone assaults you. the 17-year-old martin was not armed when the neighborhood watch volunteer started following him. zimmerman told police, he thought martin looked suspicious. >> he's got his hand in his waistband. and he's a black male. >> reporter: across the country, demonstrations over martin's death, showed no signs of letting up. >> reporter: here in sanford, another demonstration is scheduled for saturday, demanding that zimmerman be put on for trial. all of the protests have been peaceful. but local businesses are worried. >> what was your reaction when you first heard about the shooting? >> oh, i'm a mom. and this is -- i mean, i have a son. and that co
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