Lucas Trial Continues In Frederick County Circuit Court

She is charged with 1st- and 2nd-degree murder.


Frederick, Md (KM). Monday was day four in the trial of Tierra Lucas. Lucas, 30, of Frederick. charged with 1st- and 2nd-degree murder for the stabbing death of Brian Graves, 36, of Frederick. It happened in the early morning hours of April 4th, 2016 outside of the Olde Towne Tavern on North Market Street in Frederick.

State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says the prosecution continued to call more witnesses to the stand to present its case. “We called a Frederick Police Department Crime Scene Tech, one of the witnesses that testified to the documentation and collection of evidence there at the crime scene,” he said. “We also had a civilian witness testify to what he saw inside and outside of the bar.”

Smith also says a photo-enhancing expert was called to the stand to discuss the work that was done to make the photo and videos taken at the scene more clear. “That person testified to that whole process and how they are accurate and they showed different things both inside the bar as well as outside which was cell phone video. We also enhanced one still photo that someone took as well,” he says.

“They do show, in our opinion, Mr. Graves being stabbed. There’s testimony about someone seeing a knife as well,” Smith says. “Of course, the suspects did flee the scene. They were not arrested but for three days later. So we weren’t able to recover the knife that was used.”

But, he says, police were able to recover Graves’ bloody clothes and his broken watch.

Lucas’ sister, Alexis, 24, is also charged with Graves’ murder. Her trial is scheduled to begin later this month.

Smith says the prosecution hopes to wrap up its case on Tuesday, and then the defense will make its presentation. He also expects the jury to get the case before the week is over.


By Kevin McManus