News Source: AP
Baltimore, MD – A former member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group convicted in the beating of a black teenager has been sentenced to probation.
Twenty-four-year-old Eliyahu Werdesheim (eh-LEE’-ya-hoo wehr-dee-SHY’-ihm) was sentenced Wednesday on second-degree assault and false imprisonment charges to a three-year suspended sentence and three years probation. He was acquitted of a deadly weapon charge. His brother, 22-year-old Avi Werdesheim, was acquitted of all three counts.
The older Werdesheim was also ordered to perform community service and write essays for the court about different neighborhoods in Baltimore.
The teen told police that Eliyahu Werdesheim shouted “You don’t belong here” and later struck him in the head. Eliyahu Werdesheim testified he acted in self-defense.
The following commenter said it best:
Why Run Says:
June 11, 2012 at 6:44 am
Why did Shuchat run away?
George Zimmerman didn’t run away and he killed someone. Have in mind that Zimmerman had the [mainstream] media shamefully against him, they already established that he was guilty, nevertheless he turned himself in.
The Shomrim brothers in Baltimore didn’t run away, they turned themselves in.
The Shomrim Six turned themselves in.
So I don’t get why Shuchat had to run away for getting into a scuffle.
Cowards Have Shuchats Back?