FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2018
Edwin Boj to Stand Trial as an Adult
FREDERICK- Edwin Boj, age 18, of Frederick, Maryland, will stand trial as an adult for an alleged attempted murder and armed robbery arising out of separate incidents between October 2016 and February 2017. In each case, the State has alleged that crimes were committed in association with MS-13.
Following a three-day contested transfer hearing last week to determine whether the cases would remain in adult criminal court or be transferred to the juvenile court, Judge Rolle issued a ruling today in favor of the cases remaining in adult criminal court.
In his ruling, Judge Rolle noted that he did not find credible defense claims that Frederick County Public Schools were to blame for the defendant’s behaviors. He indicated that the defendant has shown no interest in the services that juvenile court can offer. The State presented “a mountain of evidence that he is a member of MS-13 or wants people to believe that he is a member of MS-13” which presents a significant public safety risk. The nature of the offenses and the defendant’s lack of remorse were also noted in the ruling.
Edwin Boj is set to stand trial on June 12-14, 2018 for attempted murder and related charges. He is also set to stand trial on August 21-23, 2018 for armed robbery and related charges.
The State was represented by Chief Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Wilt and Assistant State’s Attorney Kyle Kane.
J. Charles Smith, III
State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland