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Brian Rose Indicted in Murder of Attempted Carjacking Victim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 1, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted Brian Keith Rose, age 22, of Baltimore, Maryland today in connection with the January 2006 murder of the victim of an attempted carjacking, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to the three count indictment, on January 5, 2006, Rose attempted to carjack a Mercedes-Benz from Warren Tee Fleming, who was shot and killed.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said, “Warren Fleming was shot to death in a Baltimore County parking lot in January 2006. As a result of this federal indictment, a judge and jury will examine all of the relevant evidence and determine whether Brian Keith Rose is guilty of murder and attempted carjacking."

“This indictment exemplifies the power of unified law enforcement, say ATF Special Agent in Charge Gregory K. Gant, “and the positive results that can be accomplished through the strength of partnerships.”

Rose faces a maximum sentence of death or life in prison on Counts One and Three for attempted carjacking resulting in death, and murder in the discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence. Rose faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole for use of a firearm during the attempted carjacking. His initial appearance will be scheduled in federal district court in Baltimore upon his transfer from state to federal custody.

The decision whether to seek the death penalty is made by the Attorney General of the United States after carefully considering the defendant’s background and the circumstances of the crime.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Baltimore County Police Department, and Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger and his office for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney John F. Purcell, Jr., who is prosecuting the case.

 

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