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Judge won't suppress ID in neighborhood watch case

Judge denies request to suppress photo ID in Maryland neighborhood watch trial By The Associated Press

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

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

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

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