Eldersburg Man Convicted In Fatal Shooting Outside Tavern

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — A man who opened fire at a crowd of people standing outside an Eldersburg tavern, killing one, has been convicted of first-degree murder.

A Carroll County Circuit Court jury also convicted Jacob Bircher, 25, of Westminster of 13 other crimes on Friday.

Bircher was convicted of killing David J. Garrett,  36, of Sykesville on July 31, 2012 outside the Harvest Inn.

The Carroll County Times reports that his lawyer had argued that Bircher suffered from PTSD and other mental health disorders and believed he was in danger the night of the shooting.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 7.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live