George Zimmerman Case Affects Neighborhood Watch Trial In Baltimore
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The case against George Zimmerman in Florida is affecting a Baltimore trial involving a neighborhood watch group.
The trial of Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim has been delayed.
The brothers are accused of beating an African-American teen while patrolling a Jewish neighborhood in November 2010.
They face multiple charges, including assault.
The brothers have claimed self-defense.
Defense attorneys say they want to postpone the case until the uproar over Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman has eased. They also plan to ask for a change of venue.
A judge will hear the motions Tuesday.
If convicted, the pair faces up to 13 years in prison.