Jury seated for trial of teenager charged in death of Baltimore County Officer Amy Caprio

A Baltimore County juror panel was seated Monday in the case of a teenager charged in the death of police office Amy Caprio.

Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23.

Dawnta Harris, 17, of Baltimore, faces nearly 20 criminal counts including murder, illegal possession of a handgun and several burglary and other charges in the incident, according to court records. The murder charge alone carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Co-defendants Darrell Ward, Derrick Matthews and Eugene Genius IV are also charged with murder and other charges in the killing, which occurred after Caprio was dispatched to a house for a burglary on Linwen Way in Perry Hall in May 2018.

Harris is accused of running over the officer with a stolen Jeep while Ward, Matthews and Genius were burglarizing a nearby home, according to police. Caprio, 29, died at an area hospital a short time later.

Harris is being represented by attorney Warren Brown.

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