Happenstance brought Edward Yesaitis Jr. to Baltimore’s Penn Station, booted off an Amtrak train for having too many drinks during his ride down the East Coast.
Drunk and alone in the station, Yesaitis met a woman. Authorities say the chance encounter led to a boozy, cocaine-fueled spree that ended with the Navy veteran stomped to death in a motel on Pulaski Highway.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented disparate accounts of his killing when the murder trial of the woman, Angel Fury, began Wednesday.
Fury was either a victim or a killer, they said. A woman subjected to sexual advances from Yesaitis who cowered while her boyfriend stomped the man to death,...