BALTIMORE, MD – The jury is currently deliberating in the trial of Gary Parrish, who is accused of the murder of 81-year-old Norman Albert Sr. in 2021. Parrish was initially arrested in December 2021 on a first-degree murder charge and was later indicted with a first-degree assault charge in January. The case took a significant turn when the jury heard from a forensic biologist with the Baltimore County Police Department, who provided crucial evidence in the case.
The forensic biologist testified about the tests and processes conducted on Parrish’s shoes, linking them to footprints found at the scene of the crime and containing the victim’s blood. However, Parrish’s public defender raised doubts during cross-examination, questioning the credibility of the evidence presented, particularly regarding the presence of blood on Parrish’s shoes. Despite these arguments, the significance of the evidence was emphasized by Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Trimble, who highlighted the severity of Albert Sr.’s injuries and the expert testimonies.
In his closing argument, Parrish’s defense attorney questioned the prosecution’s case and attempted to motion for acquittal, which was ultimately denied by the judge. The trial has been closely watched as the prosecution seeks to prove that Parrish is guilty of first-degree murder in a case where the victim stood no chance against the alleged assailant. The jury is now faced with the task of carefully evaluating the evidence presented to reach a verdict in this high-profile trial.