BALTIMORE (AP) -- Two brothers accused of beating a Black teenager while patrolling for an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch are seeking to postpone their trial because of publicity comparing their case to the Trayvon Martin case.
Eliyahu and Avi Werdesheim were set to go on trial Monday in Baltimore. Their attorney told a judge that due to recent stories comparing the case to the one in Florida, he wanted to postpone the trial and seek a change of venue.
The Werdesheims are accused of beating a 15-year-old boy in Baltimore in November 2010. According to charging documents, the brothers pulled up next to the teen in a vehicle, then got out and surrounded him. The documents say a passenger threw the teen to the ground and the driver hit him in the head with a radio.