Deliberations to resume today in attempted murder case

April 11, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore Circuit Court jury is expected to resume deliberations today in the trial of three alleged "North Avenue" gang members on charges including attempted murder, kidnapping and carjacking.

Jurors deliberated about five hours yesterday without reaching verdicts in the trial of Shawn Henry, 25, Michael Lyle, 22, and Tyrone Creighton, 28. They are charged with kidnapping Larhonda Lomax in January 2001; driving her to a house on Normal Avenue in the city where she was interrogated about her husband's whereabouts; and taking her to Pinewood Avenue, where she was shot in the neck.

The prosecution says the shooting was retaliation for the November 2000 slaying of Keith Bones Hamlet, a North Avenue member.

Defense lawyers said Lomax originally told police she didn't know who kidnapped her and named the defendants only after speaking to relatives who visited her at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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