Man jailed on $300K bond in rape case
A 35-year-old man remains in jail on a $300,000 bond following an indictment accusing him of rape and other felonies.Erick White was formally charged this week by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges of domestic violence and aggravated burglary as well, according to the county prosecutor’s office.White is accused of entering a home on Karwin Drive without permission on May 2 and assaulting a woman there.According to court records, he has domestic violence convictions from 1998 and 2011.He is to be in court on May 21, according to online jail records.
Man convicted of shooting teen girl wants new trial
The man convicted of shooting a teen girl in the head was expected to face a judge Friday, but the hearing was continued.
Tyrone Mosby's defense team is trying to push for a new trial.
In March, Mosby was found guilty of attempted murder for shooting Danielle Sampson and leaving her permanently disabled.
Alma Fletcher said she has been waiting since last summer to see someone pay for what happened to her daughter.
The 16-year-old was shot in the head when a stray bullet tore through the family van in Pine Hills and left Sampson permanently disabled.
In March, Mosby was convicted of being the shooter, but the defense has been fighting that conviction ever since.
"Justice is not yet served until I see the shooter of this child behind bars and behind bars for good. That's where he belongs," Fletcher said.
One reason the defense said they wanted another chance was because they said deputies sat too close to the jury, while they were deliberating.
However, the judge threw that out.
The defense is also claiming the state withheld evidence during the trial and they've asked for a competency hearing to see if Mosby should have even been on trial.
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Jury selection begins for College Park woman accused of shooting boyfriend
In Orange County, jury selection started in the trial to determine the fate of a College Park woman accused of shooting her boyfriend to death. Police said real estate agent Caryn Kelly killed Phillip Peatross in her home two years ago. Inside an Orange County courtroom, Kelley sat stoically as the judge and attorneys worked to pick a jury. "Mr. Peatross died of a gunshot wound to the side of the face," said Circuit Court Judge Heather Rodriguez. It was a stark contrast to the Kelley on a police video moments after her boyfriend Peatross was shot to death inside Kelley's College Park home in 2011. "I said, 'If you come back in the house you know I have a weapon. I'm going to use it,'" Kelley said on the video. Investigators said she shot him during a drunken fight. Kelley's attorney said she has said all along that Peatross grabbed the gun from her and shot himself. Prosecutors recently reduced the charge from second-degree murder to manslaughter. It's a case that has been covered extensively in the media. While some jurors were dismissed for typical things like health problems or travel plans, the judge had a crucial question. "We want to know if you have heard, read, or seen anything in the media related to this case," Rodriguez asked the potential jurors. Many questions in jury selection Thursday focused on that issue. Several potential jurors said they had seen coverage of the case and even specifically cited this police video. Most said they could put that aside and decide Kelley's fate based on the evidence presented in the courtroom.
One juror was dismissed because she said she couldn't put aside what she saw in the media.
Jury selection will continue Friday afternoon. Testimony is expected to begin Monday, and the case should last until the end of the week.