Baltimore Judge Marries Accused Abuser to Victim During Trial to Avoid Testimony

A Baltimore County judge has been reassigned after pausing the trial of an accused batterer to marry him to his alleged victim so she could avoid testifying against him. Judge Darrell Russell Jr., the Baltimore County District Court judge assigned to the non-jury trial, performed the wedding ceremony in his chambers for defendant Frederick Wood and his girlfriend. Prosecutors say they were powerless to stop it. "It's very frustrating. We view very seriously the crime of domestic violence,"...Full Story
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