Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MD: Charges dropped for Cody Allen Hammond - Video shows no Firearm Possession

Cecil County Circuit Court Judge Brenda A. Sexton acquitted the defendant — Cody Allen Hammond, 21, of Elkton — of all charges at mid-trial on Friday in response to a defense motion made by Elkton-based lawyer C. Thomas Brown. The defense attorney made his motion for directed verdict after the state had rested its case. Prosecutors had presented witness testimony for about a day and a half, after both sides had spent one day on jury selection, before resting their case on Friday.

During his mid-trial motion, Brown argued that the state had failed to meet its burden of proof to convict his client. Specifically, he maintained that Hammond is unarmed every time he appears on security-camera video of the incident, which prosecutors had presented as part of their case against him.

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