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Judge Sets $1 Million Bond for Teen Client

by | Jun 23, 2017 | Firm News

Update: After fighting a juvenile bindover in Seneca County, Cristian M. Brown was taken to trial on a single murder charge, charged as an adult. After a 2-day trial, he was acquitted of these charges and is now on his way back home to Pennsylvania. Brown was facing life in prison and the jury acquitted him in just over an hour of deliberations. Attorney Adam Stone represented Brown in court.

One of our clients, Cristian M. Brown, was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury on a murder charge. Attorney Adam Stone has been working with Mr. Brown since the case was in Seneca County juvenile court. At the time of the allegations, Mr. Brown was 17 years of age. Now, he is 18 years of age and is facing adult court, which carries much heavier consequences.

Magistrate Ken Clason, who oversaw the case, set Mr. Brown’s bond at $1 million, with a no 10% allowance. However, Attorney Stone disagreed with the high bond amount. Attorney Stone asserts that Brown has strong family ties in Pittsburgh and equally strong family support, making it unlikely Brown will be a flight risk.

The case began after Brown was charged with the stabbing of D’Andre L. Gehring, an 18-year-old man from Fostoria. Gehring was found bleeding from injuries sustained in the parking lot of Fostoria Townhouses in January. Officers arrived after receiving a report of a fight with a person who had been stabbed, Gehrig. Gehrig was taken by Fostoria Fire Division to the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Another person was charged in connection with the stabbing, Arlando C. Crowe Jr., an 18-year-old man. He pleaded guilty in May to a charge of obstructing justice and was sentenced to 30 months in prison by a Seneca County Common Pleas Court judge, Steve Shuff.

Attorney Stone will continue to represent Brown in his upcoming court appearances.

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