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Baltimore, MD - Shomrim Member On Trial Renders Aid To Passed Out Courtroom Observer

Published on: May 1, 2012 04:30 PM
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Baltimore, MD - One of two brothers on trial in the beating of a Baltimore teenager jumped out of his seat during court proceedings Tuesday morning to render aid to a courtroom observer who passed out.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Lowell Melser tweeted shortly after 10:30 a.m. that an observer in the courtroom passed out.

“As soon as she passed out, Avi Werdesheim jumped up out of his seat to render aid,” Melser tweeted.

The woman was OK when she left the courtroom with emergency workers.

Werdesheim, and his brother Eli, are accused of beating a teenager while on a neighborhood watch patrol in the 3200 block of Fallstaff Road on Nov. 19, 2010.

Last month, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Pamela White granted the defense’s request for a bench trial and is hearing the case.


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 May 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM TheRealJoe123 Says:

Praying for a miracle.

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 May 01, 2012 at 04:44 PM Avreich1 Says:

Smart move!

3

 May 01, 2012 at 05:06 PM Anonymous Says:

Dumb move...if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial; hopefully the judge will not be swayed by these kind of theatrics given that there were more then sufficient number of trained first responders in the courtroom

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 May 01, 2012 at 05:32 PM Not_just_that___ Says:

that happened to a hatzolah member in passaic the judge dropped the charges vin had an article about it

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 May 01, 2012 at 05:43 PM anonymous Says:

it's a good thing this is a bench trial. That action could have caused a mistrial.

6

 May 01, 2012 at 05:51 PM jonkamm623 Says:

one says to the bee neither your honey or your sting

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 May 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM rationalman Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Dumb move...if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial; hopefully the judge will not be swayed by these kind of theatrics given that there were more then sufficient number of trained first responders in the courtroom

were you there....how do you know there were more than sufficient number of trained first responders in the court room...?

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 May 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM ikleinit Says:

It just shows u what good person he is and his instinct just took over

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 May 01, 2012 at 07:24 PM FinVeeNemtMenSeichel Says:

Reply to #6  
jonkamm623 Says:

one says to the bee neither your honey or your sting

what kind of statement is that?

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 May 01, 2012 at 07:28 PM REALIST Says:

#3 and #5:
He shoulda just been the only EMT in the room, and allowed the person to
remain like that? That sure would have impressed the **** outta the judge!
Please don't become a defense attorney!
Happens to be State law (in most states), A certified EMT **MUST** provide assistance to any person needing medical attention, unless there is someone else on the scene whose med training supercedes his. Not doing so will jeopardize his certification!!

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 May 01, 2012 at 07:48 PM Rachel W. Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Dumb move...if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial; hopefully the judge will not be swayed by these kind of theatrics given that there were more then sufficient number of trained first responders in the courtroom

Why was it dumb? He probably acted by instinct and that simply proves he is a caring baal chessed. Hashem is running the show, B"H.

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 May 01, 2012 at 07:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Dumb move...if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial; hopefully the judge will not be swayed by these kind of theatrics given that there were more then sufficient number of trained first responders in the courtroom

"hopefully the judge will not be
swayed by these kind of theatrics"
Are u crazy? Are you that low that u want this person to suffer ? My goodness what type of an agenda do u have

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 May 01, 2012 at 08:12 PM Anonymous Says:

more drama with these boys

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 May 01, 2012 at 08:20 PM Avreich1 Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Dumb move...if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial; hopefully the judge will not be swayed by these kind of theatrics given that there were more then sufficient number of trained first responders in the courtroom

"if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial;"

Well, it wasn't - and they didn't.

Your move, anonymous #3.

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 May 01, 2012 at 08:59 PM correction Says:

Reply to #10  
REALIST Says:

#3 and #5:
He shoulda just been the only EMT in the room, and allowed the person to
remain like that? That sure would have impressed the **** outta the judge!
Please don't become a defense attorney!
Happens to be State law (in most states), A certified EMT **MUST** provide assistance to any person needing medical attention, unless there is someone else on the scene whose med training supercedes his. Not doing so will jeopardize his certification!!

Uhh, as an EMT myself I can tell u that there is no such law unless u are on duty doing a shift which he obviously was not, due to the fact that he was sitting in court..

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 May 01, 2012 at 09:36 PM REALIST Says:

Reply to #15  
correction Says:

Uhh, as an EMT myself I can tell u that there is no such law unless u are on duty doing a shift which he obviously was not, due to the fact that he was sitting in court..

Check it out before you'll need an extrication team to remove your foot from your mouth!

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 May 01, 2012 at 11:58 PM correction Says:

Reply to #16  
REALIST Says:

Check it out before you'll need an extrication team to remove your foot from your mouth!

dude, u sound like some kind of buff that follows the hatzoloh truck around town, in the US, if u are not on duty u are just like any other citizen, go take an emt course it might help u out..

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 May 02, 2012 at 08:41 AM Non EMT Says:

Reply to #10  
REALIST Says:

#3 and #5:
He shoulda just been the only EMT in the room, and allowed the person to
remain like that? That sure would have impressed the **** outta the judge!
Please don't become a defense attorney!
Happens to be State law (in most states), A certified EMT **MUST** provide assistance to any person needing medical attention, unless there is someone else on the scene whose med training supercedes his. Not doing so will jeopardize his certification!!

Sorry not correct..... If an EMT or paramedic is on active duty (or not active just "taking calls" etc.) and then decide not to help once there, you might be right.

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 May 02, 2012 at 10:36 AM Truth Says:

# 15 is correct except in one or two states. And they aren't Jersey, Md, or NY.
But just because he isn't required to, doesn't mean he should sit there and not help.
He wasn't thinking of making some sort of impression on anybody -he probably just wanted to help.

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 May 02, 2012 at 11:34 AM BaruchGershom Says:

Reply to #14  
Avreich1 Says:

"if there had been a jury, the prosecution would have requested and gotten a mistrial;"

Well, it wasn't - and they didn't.

Your move, anonymous #3.

Right, there was no jury and, hence, no mistrial motion because the judge is presumed to know that he/she CANNOT consider the defendant's actions in the courtroom at all, and must limit his/her ruling on the admissible facts introduced at trial. So, for those who think this will influence the judge, it won't. Alternatively, if the judge lets on that the life-saving action did influence his decision, the prosecution will have a good case to have the judge's ruling overturned and have the case retried.

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