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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
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
Jul 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
stage again in a florida courtroom. today, george zimmerman's friends take the stands, followed by martin's own father. susan mcginnis reports for wjz, from the courthouse in sanford. >>> the defense called several friends of george zimmerman. each one took the stand. and each said they believe it's his voice on this 911 call, screaming for help. >> help! >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> and whose voice is this? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> yes, definitely georgey. >> i thought it was george. >> reporter: john donnelly wiped away tears after hearing the tape. >> there's no doubt in my mind that is george zimmerman. >> reporter: on friday, zimmerman's mother and uncle testified the screams were george zimmerman's. the neighborhood watchman claims he shot the teenager in self-defense after the teenager attacked him. but the prosecution and martin's family believes the screams came from the teenager. >> reporter: the screams on that 911 call are critical. the case could turn on who the jury believes the agreesor was during the-- aggressor was during the confrontation.
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
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
Oct 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
as an honest man, but the prince george's democrat stands accused of accepting nearly a quarter of a million dollars in bribes in exchange for political favors. curry's team is using something called the idiot defense. anthony brown told the jury curry is honest but disorganized. prosecutors hit back, alluding that his powerful chairmanship is a complicated job requiring a certain level of intelligence. defense attorneys argue curry's work as a paid consultant for shopper's food was perfectly legal, but they acknowledge he failed to disclose on ethics forms. >> the case could wrap up and the jury could get it next week. between now and then, many more politicians could be called to the stand to testify on curry's behalf, including bob urlick. >> thank you, adam. curry faces up to 25 years in prison if he's convicted on all charges. >>> well, monday night football turns into a nightmare for the ravens. wjz has complete coverage of their prime time loss to the jaguars. we've got tonight's emotional fan cam. head coach john harbaugh just spoke about the disappointing performance last
CBS
Jun 3, 2011 5:00pm EDT
end, they're found just blocks from where the infant's father lives in prince george's county. >> the body was found behind this rec center in the park. the story gets worse. her 11-month-old daughter, jalin, she was found strapped in the car seat in her mother's car. she had been there since monday. she wasn't found until last night. it is possible she died of exposure. >> we feel for the parents of the child. and we made contact with them. and we expressed our condolences to them. >> reporter: arrested, the girl's father. a d.c. police officer. richmond phillips, who voluntarily came in for questioning, made statements, but when asked if he confessed -- >> i will not share that information. i will not share that information. >> reporter: wineta wright is from baltimore county, randallstown, church lane. the wiss missing person report started here, when her mom called police. sources say a brocken -- broken relationship is at the core of this incident. on tuesday, winetta and phillips were to have attended a custody hearing over their daughter's future. >> it's a tragic incid
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
second to be investigated for potential or possible test tampering. a george washington elementary. an investigation into that school concluded in the spring, where test tampering was, indeed, found. back to you on tv hill. >>> in a statement obtained by our media partner in the baltimore sun, phelps said the drop could possibly be traced to two teachers. >> tonight, an officer has agreed to spend time in prison for the shooting. >> the gunshots did not hit anyone that night in canton. and today, the suspended officer who pulled the trigger, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree assault. prosecutor says patrick dobson exited a canton bar in march 2009. he was then involved in a fight that was eventually broken up. when the men he was fighting with drove past him on o'donald street, dotson fired at their car, hitting the car. because of his plea, dotson will be sentenced to 10 years, with all but 18 months suspended. >> dotson remains free on bail. sentencing is scheduled for september 30th. >>> a woman in a highland shop is dragged to the back of the room and sexually assaulted.
CBS
Apr 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
jurors and alcohol to play a big part if this chase goes to trial. george huguely's lawyer showed they are prepared to vigorously defend the la crosse player that he murdered yeardley love. one of their strategies, help didn't intend to kill her. >> george huguely only learned yeardley love had died when told that by a detective. >> reporter: during a heres that lasted nine hours, some said huguely was very drunk and had slurred speech in the hours leading up to the altercation with love. if that's true that could mean less time behind bars for huguely. >> the jury will have to decide that i was sufficiently intoxicated, that i couldn't term a specific intent or i formed the intent first and got drunk to build up courage. >> reporter: love grew new cockeysville. her family said they have faith in the justice system. he told police that he hook love and her head hit the wall. her body was found a pool of blood. the defense said it could have been something else liked a derral found in her system. >> if you're on the defense side, you want to do whatever you can to lower the level of ris
CBS
Oct 23, 2013 5:00pm EDT
sixth maryland casino in prince george's county. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >>> well, a lot of act 50 out there. watch for delays from timonium to belfast. average speed only about 25 miles an hour. west side inner loop, stop and go past liberty road. northbound 95. delays from 32 to 100. then a couple of new accidents that have popped up. 25 northbounda at 70. north point boulevard at east baltimore street. let's now take a live look. you can see, we still vay lot of traffic out there, on the beltway, inner and outer loop, around security boulevard. and we'll take a live look west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by pnc bank. see your business cash flow in a whole new way. go to pnc.com/cash flow insight. >>> tonight is a one-dog night. >> it will be a little chilly, compared to what we would normal he expect. west winds feeling like 45 out. if you're addressed to go out, don't dress for 42, dress for 45. come back and look at chilly temps after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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
Jan 29, 2010 5:00pm EST
no time in talking about killing george tiller. rotor admitted to killing the doctor, but he said he did so to prevent abortions. >> reporter: scott rotor admitted he killed dr. george tiller. but the wichita jury had to decide, was it murder? >> we, the jury, find scott rotor guilty of first-degree murder. >> reporter: no emotion was shown as the verdict was read. last may, rotor walked into a sunday church service and shot tiller in the head. >> someone just walked into our church and shot someone. >> somebody shot someone? >> yes. dr. george tiller was shot. >> i did what i thought was needed to be done to protect the children. i shot him. >> reporter: after the verdict, prosecutors told the jury, they had to convict rotor. >> this is a man, who given the opportunity would probably do it again. >> reporter: tiller's family issued a statement. we hope that george can be remembered for his legacy of service to women, the help he provided for those who needed it, and the love and happiness he provided us as a husband, father, and grandfather. >> reporter: defense attorneys were count
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
Aug 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
investigation is under way after two women and two children are found dead in a prince george's apartment. and it is making it hard to figure out how they died. weijia jiang has the latest on the investigation. weijia? >> reporter: mary, the police chief wrapped up a briefing a few minutes ago. and she describes the scene as horrific. he says it looks like the landfill fell inside the home. and there are even containers of feces inside. and we know the female victim was the mother of the two children. but they still have many people to interview. >>> at this suburban county home, a 911 call to report an assault ended with police discovering the bodies of two women and a boy and a girl, both under 6 years old. police believe all four victims were living in a makeshift apartment above a detached garage. but say it had no running water or toilet facilities. piles of garbage ran outside of the home. and traces of rodents are on the inside, making it difficult for investigators to find evidence. some 50 police academy recruits also suited up to tackle the spill under the careful guidance of th
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
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
Jun 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
over the last week. a prince george county residence. today's weather brought a promise of better things. here's a live look, but still not as stifling as the last several days have been and things are improving on the regular. bob turk is updating the cooler forecast >>> a lot cooler, the next 7 nights, you won't believe, some areas will be in the low 50s. some areas may not get out of the 70 . it's still warm, 89 but the humidity is down to 34%. north wind at 7. here is the front down to the south that came through with some thunderstorm activity and a dryer air mass that will be with us for the rest of the week. we'll have that coming up. >>> thank you >>> still ahead, a traffic nightmare, trash backed up i-95 during the busy morning rush. >>> angry youth is now unemployed. that story is coming up on wjz, eyewitness news. >>> want to zip around baltimore? a new service gets you where you want to go without owning a car >> the cool off is coming, we'll have the forecast. stick with us. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> many baltimore young people are without work this summer, they say
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
Mar 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
investigation beyond maryland's borders. >>> a former prince georges county council member is headed to prison. leslie johnson will serve 1 and a day sentence behind bars today. she was convict of obstructing investigation in to a corruption scheme involving her husband , jack johnson. he began serving his 7 year sentence last month. >>> there are now two types of people in america today. those who have seen the cony 2012 video and those who haven't. it's the most vile video ever, ever, and it's all in name of stopping an african war lord. film maker jason russel posted the video on youtube four days ago. it is now viewed more than 56 million times. >> it's only purpose is to stop the rebel group, lra and their leader. >> reporter: cony is accused of kidnapping 30,000 children mainly in uganda, russel and charity invisible children are on a mission because of a promise he made to a 12-year- old boy whose brother was killed. they posted the video on youtube and hand picked 20 celebritys to spread the word and it worked. >> the strategy is brilliant. it hope it can be used for other human
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
Jun 4, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. baltimore police raided a home this morning in the 4900 block of st. george's avenue. they found more than $55,000 in cash, and lots of drugs ready to be sold. anthony hall was arrested. police say he has an extensive criminal history, including murder and drug-related charges. >>> one week later, businesses are still trying to clean up after that huge explosion, following a train collision with a truck in baltimore county. wjz is live in rosedale. investigator mike hellgren has the latest on the condition and the investigation into the truck driver. good evening, mike? >> good evening, kai. doctors released that truck driver from shock trauma over the weekend. but he's still got a long road to recovery. what federal and state investigators have yet to release is their comprehensive safety review into his company. >> reporter: one week after his truck collided with his train in rosedale, sparking a powerful explosion, john alban, jr., is out of the hospital. wjz was told to go away at his house in essex. alban's neighbors saw him upon his return. >> it is possible he had a neck brace
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
Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
kill late-term abortion provider, dr. george tiller. >> why did you kill him? >> if someone did not stop him, they were going to continue to die. the babies were going to continue to die. >> reporter: rotor said he was trying to save lives. it was a sunday morning last may, when rotor walked into a wichita church, put a pistol to tiller's head and pulled the trigger. >> somebody came and some shot someone in our church. >> somebody shot someone. >> yes. dr. george tiller. >> reporter: rotor showed little emotion as he answered questions about abortion and those who perform them. >> what are you feelings on abortion. sphrz from conception forward, it is murder. >> i will not allow this courtroom to turn into a forum or referendum or a debate on abortions. >> reporter: a murder conviction could put rotor in prison for life. a manslaughter conviction would mean about five years. if the judge allows jurors to consider the manslaughter charge, prosecutors fear it may encourage other abortion rights opponents to use violence. the case could go to the jury by the weekend. >>> the testimony
CBS
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
CBS
Jun 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
passengers were trapped in a prince george's county station. it happened yesterday morning at the cheverly station. two passengers got off and found the station was locked and closed. the manager closed it 15 minutes early because he misread the schedule. one of the passengers called 911 and eventually, a metro employee opened up for them. >>> this driver either blacked out or fell asleep and smashed into a line of cars on the alameda. mike schuh has the latest on the investigation. mike? >> reporter: mary, luckily, there were four passengers aboard the bus when it smashed into a line of eight cars and they were taken to the union memorial hospital as a precaution. >> he must have fallen asleep. i saw it. >> i heard a big boom sound. >> reporter: and then, a chain reaction. >> [ indiscernible ] this is the first car to get hit. not the last. seven more, all in a row got creamed. a bus ran off course. and we've had the reports that the bus driver may have fallen asleep or passed out somehow. >> reporter: the passengers go to the union memorial and the driver gets tested. when ever there's a
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
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
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
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
reporter pat warren reports, there is talk of new slots location in prince george's county, as well as legislation to move the baltimore bids along. >> rosecroft. this also ran in the pursuit to save maryland horse racing. but the prince george's county harness track is getting the attention of senate president mike miller, who expressed to see more slots recommendations. >> and any bill they want to introduce, affecting western maryland, or encouraging people to bid on a baltimore franchise, i'm going to put the bill in and move forward. >> slots at rosecroft was miller's idea. >> it's not preying upon those who are very poor. because, of course, the stakes are so high. it's not a large percentage of people that can be involved. >> reporter: president miller's district includes parts of the county. but mike bush said he heard no support for slots there in his chamber. >> so you want to try to make sure that if you implement it, they're put in in such a way that they're not a burden on the community. there's safety that's around not only for the community. but also for those who partic
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Feb 2, 2010 5:00pm EST
accidents in the city. george hazelwood at white. wickford at west cold spring. one more in glen burnie in o baltimore annapolis boulevard. watch for that water main break. southbound lane of york road at stevenson lane. there's a look at your drive times. the west side has been the slowest spot all afternoon. 31 miles an hour, with a 20- minute drive time. 95 northbound, jammed to the beltway. there's a look at that backup. 195 to the beltway because of that accident, as i mentioned, approaching the beltway. and the west side, backed up as usual as well. this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. if you've suffered a personal injury, call 1-800-the firm, or visit cochran firm.com. >> thank you, sharon. >>> hopefully we'll get through this drive tonight without any major problems. but later on, looks like it will be dicey. >>> take a look at temps. come back and take a look at the snow on the way after this. >>> we're just waiting for it to arrive. >> calm before the snow. >> there you go. >>> snow being reported just to our west and just to our north. so if you're heading ou
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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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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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Dec 7, 2010 5:00pm EST
- 6155. >>> tragedy at a prince george's county school. a sixth grader at jay frank dent. died after collapsing at the fort washington school. parents are being told the student did not die from injuries. >>> get ready to adjust your budget. bge is about to get get a reality increase. >> they are giving theux tilt commission approval to raise the rate wjz is live. pat warren has more on what this means for customers. >>> just in time for turning up the heat. >> there is a section of your bill, about 25% and that t is that bge is considering raising the rate on. >> bge has to get the power to the people. and the people are going to pay. the distribution charge you see there is going up. it's not what you use, it's the cost of getting it to you that is increasing. although for many, it's been a struggle just to keep up with the bills they have now. >> it's just too much. we can't afford it. you know? i mean, we're a young couple, with two babies trying to survive. >> it's just my mother and myself. and it's ridiculous. >> how much? >> 686. >> bge is not happy either. because distributi
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Sep 29, 2009 5:00pm EDT
prince george's county for passing a bill banning cigar sales. >>> baltimore county police need help identifying a suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store. police say this man entered the royal farms store on wind lass drive in essex. and threatened the store clerk. another suspect was also involved. but his image wasn't caught on camera. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore county police. >>> an 18-year-old will spend six years behind bars, for initiating a violent escape from a maryland detention center. rioting broke out last spring, allowing 14 juveniles to run away. michael martin pleaded guilty to escape and second-degree assault. nine teens were charged as adults in the incident. but martins is the harshest so far. >>> a mother sits behind bars tonight, charged with torturing her son for 4 1/2 years and keeping him locked inside a closet. don teague has more for wjz on the child's escape and what will become of the woman's seven other children. >> reporter: the unidentified boy escaped from this northeast oklahoma city apartment last friday, with
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Dec 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
burning car. the prince george's county fire department said the woman was rear ended by a jeep on the capital beltway. the fuel tank of the jeep then burst into flames. the woman couldn't get out of the jeep because her foot was stuck on the gas pedal and her doors wouldn't open. several people worked to rip the roof off the jeep and pull the driver out. she was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not considered life life- threatening. >>> pilots told the national transportation safety board, that until a flight attendant called them, they were unaware of the situation. the plane was out of radio contact for 77 minutes. and flew 100 miles past minneapolis. >>> more problems for the world's largest computer chip maker intel is facing a series of new anti trust charges. the lawsuit claims the company used illegal sales tactics and kept prices artificially high for a decade. intel is also fighting separate antitrust cases in europe, south korea and new york state. >>> an angry courtroom confront a. erin andrews faces the man who stalked her and posted nude videos of her online. >>
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Apr 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
took dozens of officers from across the state to as far as prince george's county to help. they were cleared with no traces of a bomb. but still, parents say they can't shake the fears of the worst. >> it is like my kids in the schools, can i even send them to the schools? >> reporter: right now police are looking at surveillance video to try to find out who is responsible. now making a threat even if it is a fake one is a felony and could send somebody to prison for 10 years. and if this was a child playing a prank, he or she will face juvenile charges, reporting live, chestertown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> and all activities in kent county are cancelled for the night. >>> and in baltimore county, a man is in critical condition. denise has more. >> reporter: well, mary, police say a tractor-trailer fell on top of a man this afternoon. they're on the scene at lake drive and rosedale. the man went into cardiac arrest and police took him to john hopkins bayview. police believe it was just an accident. >>> all right, thank you, we're still looking to get an update on the man's condi
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Nov 23, 2011 5:00pm EST
see. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news tonight, george clooney on the witness stand? why he may have forced to testify in an italian sex scandal. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> now, weather, the complete forecast and the first warning of severe weather. >>> tomorrow night's going to be a good night down there. it looks like tomorrow night's game will be just perfect, mid- to upper 40s. it will be dry, not much in the way of winds. tim has a look at that entire day's forecast. tim? >> well, it's going to be windy tonight and tomorrow's going to be breezy. as we start tomorrow, temperatures will at least get into the range of about 50 degrees or so heading into the middle of the day. we'll top off tomorrow right around 58 and that is in itself above the average high for the day. the normal high now right around 53. winds will calm down, sun returns, looks like a pretty nice stretch. for the next five days, including black friday and beyond, we send it into bob. >> it looks like great weather. tomorrow, lots of sunshine, mid- to upper 50s, during the game probably in the mid-40s or so. 60 on
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Dec 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
boyfriend, george huguely was charged. but now, huguely's lawyer say the medical examiner's cause of death is inconclusive. they think it's likely love died from something other than a beating. the medical examiner reiterates what he thinks was the cause of death. >> say that one more time? >> blunt force injuries. >> do you feel like the autopsy is inconclusive? >> no. >> the judge said the medical examiner's report will remain sealed. >> george huguely waived his right to appear in court today. >>> survivors opened fire in a school board meeting, while a camera records every terrifying second. we want to warn you, the footage you're about to see is disturbing. manuel gallegus has the story for wjz. >> just listen to me for a minute. >> i don't want anybody to get hurt. >> bill huzfeld pleaded with the man who pulled out a gun during a school board meeting. but the man, clay duke, refused to back down. what happens next is disturbing to watch. >> please dont. please don't. please. [ gunshots ] >> he missed his target completely, despite firing at point-blank range. >> he was going t
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Nov 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
victims were 25 and 30 years old, both from prince george's county. reporting live at arundel hills, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> in a statement, arundel representatives said that they are working with police and their thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. >>> a man tries to abduct a teenager this morning on her walk to school. police say the suspect reached out of his vehicle and tried to pull the 15-year-old inside. the victim broke free and ran to severna park high. the suspect was driving a dark green two-door pickup, with tinted windows. anyone with information should call police. >>> the leader of the children's charity linked to the penn state sex scandal is resigning. >> reporter: the president of the second mile charity steps down. this comes a week after second mile founder and former penn state assistant football coach, jerry sandusky was charged with abusing children he met through that charity. tonight, we are also learning the judge who allowed sandusky to go free on bail, volunteered for sandunky's charity, but never disclosed that info
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Jan 19, 2010 5:00pm EST
, commercial-free telethon, hosted by george clooney, wicliff john and anderson cooper. you can see it here live on wjz 13, this friday, beginning at 8:00 p.m. >>> major focus on annapolis tonight, where the governor unveiled his fiscal 2011 budget proposal. wjz is live in annapolis. political reportert pat warren is there. she has more on the $2 billion budget hole that is forcing governor o'malley to make tough choices. >> that's right. facing a $2 billion budget deficit, the state has only two options really, either increase taxes or cut spending. governor o'malley has chosen the latter. >> we're going to come through this recession stronger than when we headed into it. and we're going to move stronger into it as one maryland. thank you, all. >> now comes the test of the metal. some already warning lawmakers away from any new taxes. and anything perceived as overspending. flexing what muscle they have as the backdrop of election year. >> there's no magic with this. people elect leaders to make the right decisions to the best of their ability in tough times. >> reporter: fiscal year
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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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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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Dec 14, 2010 5:00pm EST
george huguely. he is accused in the murder of yeardley love. jack ford is not surprised by word of negotiations and that plea deals are more common than not. >> reporter: there's certain factors that sort of lend themselves to a case -- you have to remember, an overwhelming number do. but this is not one where the defender is saying, wasn't me. >> reporter: the case is expected to be settled before trial. huguely is scheduled to appear in court on january 21st. >>> gulf coast residents could get a quick payoff from the company if they waive their right to sue. it is aimed at people and businesses satisfied with the emergency compensation they received so far. it's also for those who file claims. businesses would get $25,000 within two weeks. >>> the white house is mourning the loss of veteran diplomat richard holbrook. he died monday just days after undergoing surgery for a torn aorta. he was 69. >>> nicknamed the bulldozer, holbrook is known for his forceful persona. and an ability to work with politicians, minors and even war lords. >> yesterday, america lost one of the most tale
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
set. and tulsa wasn't the only place for great drama. in cleveland, ohio, villanova and george mason squared off. a 9-8 matchup. and it was a gus johnson moment. >> gus: they are on their feet here. >> gus: villanova with no times. and off the top of the backboard -- no! and front court. morrison. and he makes it. and making a statement: we are back and ready! >> i love me some gus johnson! and they know how to get it done. and it's the second run in the n.c.a.a. tournament. they were the darlings a couple of years ago. and we went to the same high school. and when the coach was an assistant coach for virginia, he was the chief recruiter for me. my dad made me call him, not even the current head coach, because he spent so much time with me and i was choked up to say nope to him as -- "no" to him as a coach. and that's why he is able to get such talent because he knows how to recruit. and he is tough to say "no" to. i was almost in tears saying "no" to him, not the head coach. >> charles: but you said it. >> north carolina was calling. >> and that was a difficult game for me. my daugh
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Aug 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, saying that before any ticket is approved, a prince george's county police officer verifies the camera's daily calibration to make sure the system parameters are functioning properly. still, forman believes the cameras are flawed and there is no way to fight. >> in this system, you're guilty until you fight. >> he has developed a facebook page to show other drivers how to calculate their speed. log onto wjz.com for a link to the page. >> the city of college park says speed cameras have cut speeding by 83%. >>> tonight, republicans are slamming president obama for the way he's handling the country's struggling economy. but the president says he has a new plan to get them back to work. >> reporter: president obama started the last leg of his three-state, three-day jobs road trip, shaking hands at a county fair. his advisers say this bus tour is not a campaign swing, but talking with voters one on one, the president is testing the level of support he has in the heartland. at a town hall meeting in atkinson, illinois, he said rebuilding the country's roads, bridges and schools, is o
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May 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: yeardley love and george huguely seemed to have it all. both were privileged -- popular athletes from privileged backgrounds. but huguely admits that he shook love, hitting her head on the wall. the university held a vigil where school leaders spoke candidly about the violence. >> i hope for yeardley and for you, that her dying inspires an anger, a sense of outrage, that no one need ever fear for safety. >> virginia's governor has now called for a meeting with uva's president, saying he wants to study and fully consider every possible idea that could help prevent such a senseless crime from taking place in the future. huguely's lawyer claims it was an accident. >> this seems like it is a tough case for the defense. and the question is how much can defense counsel mitigate the harm? >> reporter: what may be less harmful in court but shed more light into huguely himself are his run-ins with police. wjz already told you about this officer who ran into him after a huge alcohol burst. he had a heated argument with his dad and had to be rescued from the ocean. in fact, wjz has
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
jones. and arthur brinko died at the scene. all three men were from prince george's county. >>> we have new information today on one of the two maryland men charged with a cunning plot to steal priceless documents. >> district attorney-year-old barry landau is charged with stealing hundreds of historic documents. wjz learned that landau represented himself as a cbs 60 minutes producer. but cbs sent him a stop and desist order. an employee who saw the man acting strangely over the called police. >> both men are being held without bail. >>> as we know, the clock is ticking on a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. but neither party is willing to budge right now. democrats won't support a deal unless it closes tax loopholes. and republicans won't go for a plan that includes tax hikes. >> reporter: president obama told cbs evening news anchor scott pelley that 10s of billions of dollars in social security payments, as well as veteran and disability payments could be in jeopardy if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd,
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