Prosecution Expected To Wrap Up Case Against Lucas This Week

She is charged with the murder of Brian Graves.


Frederick, Md (KM) Testimony will continue on Monday in the trial of Tierra Lucas, 30, of Frederick. She is charged with the murder of Brian Graves, 36, of Frederick. He was stabbed outside of the Olde Towne Tavern on North Market Street on April 4th, 2016. Graves was transported to Shock Trauma where he died.

On Friday, State’s Attorney Charlie Smith said the jury heard from Dr. Carol Allan with the Office of the State Medical Examiner,  who  said Graves died from a stabbing.

The panel also heard testimony from Police officers who arrived at the scene to investigate reports of a stabbing. “They described how they secured the scene; how they identified witnesses; how they transported witnesses back for statements,” he said. “Also, how they searched the scene for a weapon, but did not find any.”

Other people took the stand as well. “We had four civilians who testified about what they observed inside Olde Towne, about the fights that were going on, or the arguments that were going on. And what transpired out on the street,” says Smith.

One witness said she saw a knife used the during the stabbing.

Smith says the State is expected to wrap up its case this week. “Possibly, get through most of the remaining case on Monday and into Tuesday. But right now, we’re planning on finishing up by Tuesday,” he says. Then the defense will have a chance to present its case.

Tierra Lucas’ sister, Alexis, 24, is also charged with Graves’ murder. She’s scheduled to go on trial later this month.


By Kevin McManus