Before Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby delivered a commanding performance at a news conference earlier this month when she announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she appeared on “Judge Judy.”
Mosby, 35, whose maiden name is James, appeared on the reality court show as a 20-year-old college student in a suit against neighbor Ryan Johnson and won a $2,000 judgment, according tothe New York Daily News.
Mosby zoomed into the national spotlight earlier this month when she announced charges against six Baltimore officers in the death of 25-year-old Gray, who was arrested April 12 in West Baltimore. He suffered a severed spinal cord and other injuries in police custody after his arrest and his death a week later sparked national protests
The News says a spokeswoman for Mosby confirmed her appearance on the show in 2000, when the current top prosecutor was an undergraduate at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
Mosby had left her four-bedroom Tuskegee apartment for three months during the summer break and returned in the fall to find her door broken down and the residence trashed, she recounted on the popular show…
Johnson, the neighbor, told the court that someone had broken into the building and he had no idea what had happened.
But Johnson’s wife was pregnant and Mosby found “baby decorations” and other “evidence of a baby shower” inside her locked bedroom.
Not only did she plead her case eloquently, she provided the judge with evidence that helped her win her case.
Was Mosby already ready for her day in spotlight in the Freddie Gray case? Watch the video above and let us know your thoughts.
1. Marilyn Mosby is the youngest chief prosecutor in any major U.S. city.
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2. The 35-year-old state attorney is a registered Democrat who's dedicated to creating an atmosphere of transparency and accountability in Baltimore City.
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3. Her husband is councilman Nick Mosby. The two met while attending Tuskegee University in Alabama.
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4. Marilyn Mosby is a Boston native who attended Boston College Law School.
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5. Marilyn comes from a family of police officers. Her uncles, father, and grandfather were all police officers. Her grandfather was actually one of the first African-American officers in Massachusetts.
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6. Marilyn's a mother of two little girls. She was elected in office back in November 2014, and became widely known as the crime crusader.
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7. Before becoming a state attorney, Marilyn was an attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
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8. Marilyn's only been on the job since January. Before becoming a state attorney, she was an assistant state attorney.
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9. It wasn't until her cousin was murdered in 1994 that Marilyn decided she wanted to dedicate her life to the criminal justice system.
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10. When she was only six-years-old, Mosby was accepted in a school desegregation program in Massachusetts. Her experience in the program later prompted her to participate in a study of the civil rights movement.
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