BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Shortly earlier noon Thursday, a justice denied bail for Eric Banks Jr., a Baltimore City serviceman who is accused of sidesplitting his teen stepson Dasan Jones.
On July 6, constabulary recovered Dasan’s assemblage hidden successful an attic crawlspace astatine Banks’ townhome successful Curtis Bay. Anne Arundel County’s constabulary main told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren that Banks tried to screen it up.
“I tin accidental with assurance that helium was precise deceptive,” Awad said.
Charging documents obtained by WJZ revealed that Dasan had injuries to his neck, look and mouth. Police recovered his wet, bloody apparel smelling of bleach successful a dresser drawer.
According to police, Banks became combative with a responding serviceman and tried to scope for the officer’s gun.
“During this altercation with police, Mr. Banks said, and I quote, “My beingness is over. Choke me. Choke me. Choke me,“ said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County constabulary spokesman.
Banks’ lawyer said his lawsuit plans to plead not guilty.
“My lawsuit adamantly denies being progressive successful the decease of DJ,“ defence lawyer Warren Brown told Hellgren.
“Circumstantially, we recognize however the state’s attorney’s bureau tin complaint a homicide here. The contented is what gave emergence to this asphyxiation — whether it was termination oregon homicide,” Brown said. “The young antheral and my lawsuit had spoken some successful the past astir suicide. In fact, erstwhile my lawsuit was arrested, helium was attempting a termination by bull hoping that helium was going to get shot.”