BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore mom was indicted on fees of witness intimidation in her son’s homicide case.
A grand jury indicted Sierra Hammond, 32, for witness intimidation of a co-defendant in her incarcerated son’s murder case.
Hammond was charged with witness intimidation in a criminal offense of violence, conspiracy to commit witness intimidation in a criminal offense of violence, solicitation to commit witness intimidation in crime of violence. She might be going through a minimum of 20 years for every cost.
In response to the town state’s lawyer’s workplace, an investigation revealed that on Jan. 22, Baltimore Police Division officers had been knowledgeable that Hammond allegedly posted a video on her son’s Instagram account displaying his co-defendant talking to murder detectives.
Police later realized that Hammond met along with her son’s lawyer and reviewed the proof towards him. In the course of the assembly, she made a replica of the proof together with the taped interview between his co-defendant and detectives.
Officers heard the recorded cellphone calls from jail between Hammond and her son and one other inmate. They recognized the co-defendant and at one level Hammond mentioned “all rats should go.”
Detectives mentioned that Hammond’s motion may have result in the assault and even dying of the co-defendant.
“Neighborhood participation is pivotal for securing convictions of harmful people, which is why we should safeguard victims and witnesses of crime to make it simple to come back ahead with out concern of retaliation. We are going to maintain violators accountable and I’m dedicated to ending the “cease snitching” mentality which permits witness intimidation to permeate our metropolis,” mentioned State’s Legal professional Mosby.