5 things you need to know: Monday, May 23

A judge is preparing to hand down his verdict in Freddie Gray-officer trial.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams is expected to announce a verdict in Officer Edward Nero’s case on Monday. The 30-year-old faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges.

Today funeral services will be held for a mother, killed earlier this month in Swatara Township.

Services for 37-year-old Tomicka Stubbs begin at 11 a.m. Stubbs died from a combination of stab wounds and strangulation inside her apartment. Her boyfriend, 56-year-old Archie Lee Wright is charged with homicide.

 

A Midstate teen is helping others through a line of sodas.

13-year-old Lily Jordan lost her leg to cancer but has found her voice, fundraising for those still battling. She has teamed up with Appalachian Brewing Company in Mechanicsburg, creating a line of fountain drinks to help others.

The Harrisburg man accused of promoting ISIS and plotting a terror attack will be arraigned Tuesday.

Jalil Aziz was arrested in December. He’s accused of preparing to conduct or assist in an attack in the U.S. An investigation also revealed that Aziz attempted to aid ISIS supporters in traveling to Syria for the purpose of becoming ISIS fighters.

Tomorrow Bill Cosby faces a preliminary hearing to determine if his criminal sex-assault case goes to trial.

Prosecutors had declined to charge the comedian-actor over the 2005 complaint, but arrested him in December after his explosive deposition in the woman’s lawsuit became public.

 

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