November 24, 1996 |
Lawyers for two teenagers charged with murder in the death of a newborn have hired two forensic psychiatrists, raising the possibility they may use mental illness as a defense. Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson Jr., both 18, are charged with first-degree murder. A baby boy born in a Newark motel last week was found dead in a trash bin. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.
April 23, 1998 |
A young woman charged along with her high school sweetheart with murdering their newborn at a motel fell sobbing into her mother's arms before pleading guilty to manslaughter. Amy Grossberg, 19, entered the plea in a Wilmington court a month after her boyfriend, Brian Peterson, 19, turned against her. Grossberg and Peterson could each get up to 2 1/2 years.
November 14, 1995 |
A Macy's department store security chief was shot and killed Monday, the day he was scheduled to testify in a case involving the theft of $4,500 worth of gift certificates, police said.
November 22, 1996 |
An 18-year-old college student surrendered to authorities Thursday on charges he helped his girlfriend murder her newborn son. A frightened-looking Brian Peterson Jr., accompanied by his lawyer and mother, waded through a crush of media and turned himself in to the FBI on a fugitive warrant. He was transferred to police in Newark, Del., for processing on first-degree murder charges. A judge later ordered him held without bail.
May 10, 2000 |
A young woman who pleaded guilty along with her college sweetheart to killing their newborn son in a motel is being released from prison eight months early, prison officials said Tuesday. Amy Grossberg will be released today, short of her 2 1/2-year sentence because of credit for time served before her guilty plea and for good behavior, said Department of Correction spokeswoman Beth Welch. The child's father, Brian Peterson, was released in January after serving 18 months of a two-year sentence.
December 18, 1996 |
Two teenagers accused of killing their newborn son weren't responsible for the infant's death because the baby was brain-damaged before birth, a defense lawyer said Tuesday. Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson Jr., looking scared and nervous, sat one seat apart in the courtroom and spoke quietly for a few minutes before the judge entered. It was the first time the high school sweethearts have seen each other since Nov. 12, when Grossberg gave birth to the 6-pound, 2-ounce baby in a Newark, Del.