The trial of Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, Baltimore brothers charged with assault and false imprisonment for allegedly beating a black teenager in 2010 while members of Shomrim, a Jewish patrol group, was postponed for a sixth time Wednesday, the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced.
The trial was set to begin Thursday, but is now scheduled for April 23. One of the defendants is ill, according to the city prosecutor's office. All of the delays have been at the request of the defense, a spokesman said.
Several postponements were granted because a defense attorney wasn't available on the chosen dates, and others were granted to allow the defense team more time for investigation, according to earlier interviews with the defense lawyers.