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May 4, 2016

Media Advisory:
  Pre-Trial Proceedings Begin for State of Maryland v. Edward Nero on
May 10, 2016

Pre-trial proceedings begin for State of Maryland v. Edward Nero on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Motions Hearing: Pending motions will be heard and may be ruled upon prior to trial.

Trial will begin on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

The Hon. Barry G. Williams, presiding judge


Motions Hearing:
May 10, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., Courthouse East
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
111 N. Calvert Street, Courtroom 234
Baltimore, MD 21202

May 11, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., Courthouse East, Courtroom 234


Editor’s Note:

A limited amount of courtroom seating will be reserved for media representatives during the motions hearing and trial.  Media representatives who registered for the Porter trial do not need to register again for the Nero trial.  Media seats in the courtrooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-served, one media representative per media outlet basis until the reserved space is filled.  Media representatives must arrive by 8 a.m. in order to be seated.

A designated media room will be provided, where electronic devices may be used.  All media interviews must be conducted outside of the courthouse.  Photography and videography are prohibited inside of the courthouse, courtroom, and the media room. The use of electronic devices, including cell phones, cameras, and audio or video recording or transmitting equipment is prohibited inside the courtroom.

Wi-Fi is not available at the courthouse.  Media representatives should bring their own Wi-Fi connection devices.

Parking will be prohibited around the courthouses.  Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.

A staging area for media trucks will be located at City Hall Plaza.  Media representatives must not block pedestrian walkways and sidewalks and cannot restrict any public areas for media use.

All media representatives should read the Security/Media Protocol Order (Pre-trial Motions) and the Security/Media Protocol Order (Trial Proceedings) to learn about the processes and procedures in effect during the motions hearing and the trial, as well as the Maryland Judiciary’s policy on Cell Phones, Other Electronic Devices, and Cameras in Court Facilities.  No audio or video recording or transmitting equipment, including cameras, shall be permitted inside of the courthouse, except as permitted in the Security/Media Protocol Order.

Copies of filings made in this case after September 14, 2015, are posted to the Baltimore City Circuit Court High Profile Cases webpage.

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