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Trial for Suspect Charged in a Vicious Hammer Attack on a Gloucester City Man, Begins Wed.

CNBNEWS UPDATE APRIL 2, 2015: The trial has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 28,
2015 at the Criminal Justice Center Courthouse, 1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia in Room 701. It is scheduled to begin at 9AM.

Hearing the case will be Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Sean Kennedy. 

Presenting the case for the prosecution will be Assistant District Attorney Kristen Stretz.  Allan J. Sagot, of Philadelphia, is representing Maybin. Sagot replaced Maybin’s public defender. The Defense has requested a waiver of jury trial. 

*As such Judge Kennedy will try the case and shall determine all questions of law and fact and render a verdict which shall have the same force and effect as a verdict of a jury. A verdict shall be rendered in all non-jury cases within 7 days after the trial.  

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CNBNEWS UPDATE MARCH 31, 2015: The Woods family was notified at 4pm today by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office that they will be asking the court for a continuance tomorrow.  The reason they gave,  there has been a new Assistant District Attorney (ADA) assigned to the case who needs to review the evidence. The new ADA is Kristen Stretz.  We were told the continuance should be a "short date," meaning it should be a matter of weeks, not months, before trial.  

This isn’t the first time the Woods family has had a court proceeding postponed or continued at the last minute. It has happened numerous times over the past year. 

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David Woods was knocked to the ground unconscious after attacker reportedly hit him with a hammer. Image from nearby store video camera

SEE COURT SUMMARY

by William E. Cleary Sr.

CNBNews Editor

6a00d8341bf7d953ef019afff9d462970d-320wiPHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNEWS.NET)—The trial of Nathaniel Maybin Jr., who allegedly assaulted Gloucester City resident David Woods Sr., last year with a hammer, is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 1. 

 

 According to police on February 20, 2014 Maybin, of the 800 unit block of S. 56th Street, Philadelphia attacked Woods as he walked out of the Maple Deli at 49th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia. The attempted murder was captured on the store’s two video cameras. The videos show Woods leaving the store and  walking back to his truck, which was parked in front of the building. He had just purchased some lottery tickets inside the store. Maybin comes rushing from behind Woods and strikes him with the hammer on the side of his head. Woods is knocked out and falls to the ground, blood gushing out of his head. Even though Woods is unconscious, Maybin can be seen hitting his victim again and again with the hammer and kicking him in the back.

 Maybin, age 29, was arrested on February 26 and charged with attempted murder, along with aggravated assault, possession of a instrument of a crime (the hammer), simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. Maybin’s  bail was originally set at $1million after he surrendered to authorities. However, on May 1 Commonwealth Judge Charles Hayden reduced the bail to $50,000 and placed him under house arrest if he did post bail. At the time of his arrest, a warrant had been issued for Maybin for a parole violation. As a result, he has remained in custody. 

 

 Besides the video of the attack, two eyewitnesses have placed Maybin at the scene of the crime. According to the Prosecution, if convicted of all charges Maybin could be sentenced to a 25 to 40-year prison term. 

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Surgeons implanted a titanium plate in the victim's head. Because of the attack Woods is disabled for life. (photo provided)

Woods was taken to The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) where he underwent a three-hour surgery. As a result of the attack, Woods lost his ability to speak. He has a large laceration on his head that was stitched closed during the surgery to release pressure on the brain.  A titanium plate was placed inside his head to cover the hole. A year later he still has no feeling on his right side from his tongue down to his toes. He is still having problems with his speech. 

A family spokesman said, "As a result of the attack, Woods is totality disabled. He has seizures, terrible headaches and anxiety attacks. Self-employed, he had to close his business which had been in operation for 25 years or more."

"Even though two doctors declared him totally disabled, Mr. Woods' claim for Social Security Disability was denied by the government. He has appealed. The family”s claim for Food Stamps has also been delayed. Because of their financial situation, the long-time residents of Gloucester City are in danger of losing their home. They have received help with their medical bills from the Philadelphia Victims Crime Services. " 

Hearing the case will be Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Sean Kennedy. 

Presenting the case for the prosecution will be Assistant District Attorney Kristen Stretz.  Allan J. Sagot, of Philadelphia, is representing Maybin. Sagot replaced Maybin’s public defender. The Defense has requested a waiver of jury trial. 

*As such Judge Kennedy will try the case and shall determine all questions of law and fact and render a verdict which shall have the same force and effect as a verdict of a jury. A verdict shall be rendered in all non-jury cases within 7 days after the trial.  

The trial is being held in the Criminal Justice Center Courthouse, 1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia in Room 701. It is scheduled to begin at 9AM. (See MAYBIN'S CRIMINAL DOCKET)

A person suspected of a crime is presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law. 

Full Disclosure:  Mr. Woods is the son-in-law of William E. and Connie Cleary Sr.,  the owners of  CNBNews, http://www.gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook....NOTE THE SUSPECT IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE

*(Source) The Pennsylvania Code: CHAPTER 6. TRIAL PROCEDURES IN COURT CASES

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