SEVERN, Md. (WJZ)–The family of a man behind bars for a notorious case of road rage is fighting to clear his name. His loved ones say new evidence puts him miles from the scene of this vicious crime.
Mike Hellgren has the story you’ll only see here.
The family of James King is fighting to clear his name. In their first interview, they tell WJZ new evidence puts him away from the scene of the brutal murder of Calvin Yeung.
Yeung was shot last August at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Route 100 in what prosecutors have called a cold-blooded execution.
His car crashed into a support wall.
“I feel bad for the other family,” said Martina McCauley, King’s mother. “I’m sorry for their loss. But I also feel bad that police have misled them into thinking that they’ve got the real killer.”
King’s mother says video from a surveillance camera pinpoints her son in Baltimore City at the time the murder happened. The video is now at a FBI lab.
“If you know who really did this, please come forward,” she said. “My son’s life is at stake.”
She also showed WJZ a voice-stress test that revealed her son was not being deceptive when he told investigators he did not shoot Yeung.
“Nobody wants to admit they’ve made a mistake, and my son’s the one who’s paying for it,” McCauley said.
“We’ve been married for six years, and he would never do anything to be away from his family,” said Connie King, suspect’s wife.
King’s wife says that night her husband was dropping off employees from his job cleaning up foreclosed homes. People are willing to testify when the trial starts next month.
“There is a real person out there who killed Calvin Yeung, and he is still at large,” said Connie King.
Yeung’s sister had no comment about the claims King’s loved ones are making.
Police say King initially came to them telling them he was in the area, but did not commit the crime. Sources say a witness placed him at the scene.
“I’m not sure if he was mad by the time he shot my brother, but if someone cannot control his temper and decided to kill someone, he had a problem,” said Hilda Chan, victim’s sister.
“It is so awful what happened to him, but what is more awful is the real killer is still out there, and you have gotten a fake form of closure through my husband’s arrest,” Connie King said.
Yeung has a wife and two children. King has a little girl. His trial is scheduled to start early next month.