WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The brother of a man who was fatally stabbed has been banned from attending the upcoming murder trial.
The Carroll County Times reports that Jacob DeMario is accused of threatening a defense lawyer in the case. A judge granted a protective order that prevents DeMario from being in or around the courthouse during the trial and from having contact with the defense lawyer, Brian DeLeonardo.
DeMario’s brother, Jeremiah DeMario, was killed at his apartment in Hampstead in September 2010.
DeLeonardo represents Russell Scott Laderer, who is charged in the death and scheduled for trial next month in Carroll County Circuit Court.
DeLeonaro says he was threatened by Jacob DeMario while shopping in Westminster in December.
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