Jury picked for second trial in Prothero killing

Case to open Monday in police officer's death

September 08, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Troy White, one of four men charged in the killing of police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, will face a jury of eight women and four men when his trial begins next week in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors and lawyers for White completed jury selection before Judge John G. Turnbull II yesterday. Turnbull asked jurors to return Monday for the start of the trial, which is expected to run two days.

White is the second of four defendants to be tried in the slaying.

Donald Antonio White, 19, who is unrelated, was convicted last month of first-degree felony murder, armed robbery and a handgun violation and is to be sentenced Sept. 20 by Judge Barbara Kerr Howe.

Wesley John Moore, 25, is scheduled to be tried Jan. 22 before Judge James T. Smith Jr.

The trial date for Richard Antonio Moore, the alleged shooter, has not been set. Baltimore County Chief Circuit Judge Edward A. DeWaters Jr. signed an order yesterday transferring Richard Moore's trial to Harford County.

Moore, who could face the death penalty if convicted, asked last month that his trial be moved out of Baltimore County.

State law requires approval of such requests in death-penalty cases.

Prothero, a father of five, was shot Feb. 7 as he chased four men out of J. Brown Jewelers in Pikesville, where he worked part time as a security guard.

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