Judge in Baltimore rules on plea deal for squeegee murder suspect

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I-TEAM REPORTER DAVID COLLINS JOINS US FROM DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE WITH A REACTION TO THE JUDGE’S DECISION. DAVID: STRONG REACTION FROM BOTH SIDES. THE DEFENDANT’S FAMILY LEAVES THE COURT BUILDING IN HREN. THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIMS PROVIDING THE EVIDENCE PUSHED THIS CASE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. >> THIS IS ONLY ONE HARDWARE. IN A SERIES OF OBSTACLES WE MUST OVERRIDE TO GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER. AND SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS, WE DON’T CELEBRATE. WE BELIEVE THAT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT IN THIS CASE THERE ARE NO WINNERS. DAVID: THE REYNOLDS FAMILY VOMITS A COLLECTIVE Sigh OF RELIEF, DECLARED THAT THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE ARE SLOWLY TURNING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE COURT REJECTS AN OFFER TO THE 15-YEAR-OLD WIPER WORKER TO DECIDE GUILTY OF VOLUNTARY MANATH AND BE COMPETENT IN THE YOUTH SYSTEM. INSTEAD OF BEING TRIALED IN THE ADULT SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE SHOOTED DEATH OF TIMOTHY REYNOLDS. >> WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT THE COURT GAVE THE FAMILY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR PAIN, SHARE THEIR LOSS, SHARE THEIR REASONS WHY THIS WAS A CASE THAT DESERVED A MEASURE OF TRUE JUSTIFICATION. DAVID: THE JUDGE HAS MANY CONSIDERATIONS. THIS INCLUDES CCTV IMAGE AND CAMERA VIDEO OF THE CRIME. THE VIDEO SHOWS INTENTION INSTEAD OF AN ACT OF SELF-DEFENSE. THE FAMILY PROVIDES STATEMENTS FROM THE VICTIMS. THE DEFENSE CALLED EXPERT WITNESSES TO DISCUSS MENTAL HEALTH AND TRIED TO MAKE THE CASE THE YOUTH SYSTEM WITH ALL ITS SERVICES PROVIDES THE BEST CHANCE FOR THE TENET TO REHABILITATE. >> HE ONLY FEEDED IF THIS BOY WAS NOT FIT FOR ANY TREATMENT AVAILABLE. >> WE DID OUR BEST TO HAVE THIS CASE TRANSFER TO THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT. WE ARE SHORT TODAY, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE SHORT IN THE LONG TERM. WE KEEP FIGHTING, WE WILL NOT BACK BACK. GO LOAD AGAIN AND KEEP GOING. DAVID: SO THE TEEN WILL BE TRIALED AS AN ADULT. NO LEGAL DATE YET. AND NO WORD ABOUT IF OR WHEN THE PROVIDER WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THIS FACILITY TO ANYWHERE ELSEWHERE. REPORTIN

A judge in Baltimore rules that the squeegee murder suspect’s case remains in the adult justice system

A judge in Baltimore ruled Thursday that the case of a teen accused of fatally shooting a man will remain in the adult court system. Supporters of the teen and the family of the shooting victim, Timothy Reynolds, confirmed the update outside the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center. There was strong reaction from both sides. The defendant’s family left the courthouse in tears. The victim’s family stated that the evidence pushed the case in the right direction. “This is just one hurdle in a series of hurdles we have to get through to get justice for my brother and just so everyone knows, we’re not celebrating. We’re not celebrating.” believe it was the right thing to do, but there are no winners in this case,” said Rebecca Reynolds, sister of Timothy Reynolds. The Reynolds family said the wheels of justice are slowly turning in the right direction. to the 15-year-old floor wiper to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and be tried in juvenile justice. Instead, the case will be tried in the adult system for the premeditated murder in shooting death of Timothy Reynolds. Video below: Family of Timothy Reynolds speaks out after judge decision “We are grateful that the judge gave the family the opportunity to share their pain, share their loss, share their reason why this was a case that deserved a measure of real justice,” said Thiru Vignarajah, the Reynolds family’s attorney. The judge had a lot to consider, including CCTV and dash cam video of the crime. The videos showed intent rather than an act of self-defense. The Reynolds family has issued victim impact statements. The defense attorneys called expert witnesses to discuss the teen’s mental health, trying to demonstrate that the juvenile system — with all its services — offers the teen the best chance of rehabilitation. Video below: Lawyers for floor wiper responding to judge’s decision (Thursday) “He just felt like this kid wasn’t amenable to the treatment modalities available in juvenile court, so,” said Warren Brown, attorney for the squeegee. “We have done our utmost to transfer this way to Youth Services. We fell short today, that does not mean that we will fall short in the long run. We are going to fight on We are not going to retreat, we are going to reload, we continue,” said J. Wyndal Gordon, another attorney for the floor wiper ruling saying, “Today’s court decision may not have been easy, but it was made in the interest of justice and fairness. As I have said before, there are no winners in this case. A man has lost his life and a child will have to face the consequences because of his unforgivable and reckless actions. The youth system is rooted in the purpose of reform, and it is my sincere hope that this young man will turn his life around and forever remember the damage he has done to the Reynolds family. My thoughts are with them during this incredibly difficult time.” The teen will be tried as an adult, but no court date has yet been set. It is unclear if or when the defendant will be transferred from the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center to another place.

A judge in Baltimore ruled Thursday that the case of a teen accused of fatally shooting a man will remain in the adult court system.

Supporters of the teen and the family of the shooting victim, Timothy Reynolds, confirmed the update outside the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center.

There was a strong reaction from both sides. The defendant’s family left the courthouse in tears. The victim’s family stated that the evidence pushed the case in the right direction.

“This is just one hurdle in a series of hurdles we have to overcome to get justice for my brother and so everyone knows we are not celebrating. We believe that was the right thing to do, but there are no winners. in this case,” says Rebecca Reynolds, sister of Timothy Reynolds.

The Reynolds family said the wheels of justice are slowly turning in the right direction.

The judge rejected a plea offer for the 15-year-old floor wiper to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and be tried in juvenile justice. Instead, the case will be tried in the adult system for the first degree murder in the shooting death of Timothy Reynolds.

Video below: Family of Timothy Reynolds speaks out after judge’s decision

“We are grateful that the judge gave the family a chance to share their pain, to share their loss, to share their reasoning as to why this case deserved a measure of real justice,” said Thiru Vignarajah, the Reynolds’ attorney. family.

The judge had a lot to consider, including CCTV and dash cam video of the crime. The videos showed intent rather than an act of self-defense.

The Reynolds family has issued victim impact statements.

The defense attorneys called expert witnesses to discuss the teen’s mental health, seeking to demonstrate that the juvenile system – with all its services – offers the teen’s best chance of rehabilitation.

Video below: Lawyers for floor squeegee respond to the judge’s decision (Thursday)

“He just felt like this kid wasn’t amenable to the treatment modalities available in juvenile court, so,” said Warren Brown, squeegee attorney.

“We have done our utmost to transfer this way to Youth Services. We fell short today, that does not mean that we will fall short in the long run. We are going to fight on We are not going to retreat, we are going to reload, we are going to by,” said J. Wyndal Gordon, another attorney for the squeegee worker.

Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby released a statement about the ruling, saying, “Today’s court decision may not have been easy, but it was made in the interest of justice and fairness. As I have said before have said, there are no winners in this case. A man has lost his life and a child will have to bear the consequences because of his unforgivable and reckless actions. The youth system is rooted in the goal of reform, and I sincerely hope that these young man will change his life and forever remember the damage he did to the Reynolds family. My thoughts are with them during this incredibly difficult time.”

The teen will be tried as an adult, but there is no court date yet.

It is unclear if or when the defendant will be transferred from the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center to another location.

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