A 22-year-old college student who was pulled out of class in New York last week and arrested in the fatal shooting of a Woodlawn teenager nearly six years ago waived extradition yesterday at a brief hearing on Long Island, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office there said.
Nicholas Dudley Pinderhughes Weaver of Baltimore will be held without bail at the Nassau County Jail in New York until Maryland authorities pick him up, said Eric F. Phillips, a spokesman for the Nassau County district attorney.
Upon his return to Baltimore County, Weaver will face first-degree murder charges in the death of David L. Baskin Jr., an aspiring rap musician who was shot in July 2002 near his Woodlawn home, a day after his 18th birthday. Baskin's mother has said that police told her he was the unintended victim of a group of West Baltimore youths who were feuding with a group from Woodlawn over a girl.
Baltimore County prosecutor S. Ann Brobst said, "It won't take but a couple of days" for police to bring Weaver to Maryland now that he has waived his right to a formal extradition proceeding.
The defendant will be taken to a Baltimore County District Court commissioner, who will set bail on the murder charge.
Weaver was one of two young men arrested in the killing. The other, Charles Howard Davis, 21, was arrested Thursday at his apartment in Baltimore.
Both Weaver, the suspected shooter, and Davis were 16 at the time of the killing, police said.
Weaver - the grandson of the late Alice G. Pinderhughes, who was the first female superintendent of Baltimore City schools - is a senior history major at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y.
He graduated in 2004 from Mount St. Joseph High School, had recently taken a law school admissions test and had been applying to law schools with the goal of becoming a lawyer, like his mother.
Defense attorney Paul Testaverde of Queens, N.Y., did not return a phone message yesterday.