We see numerous Criminal Masterminds in movies and TV shows but fewer in real life. In Baltimore, however, a genuine Genius is being charged with first-degree murder.
From the Daily Mail:
Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger says 15-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16-year-old Derrick Eugene Matthews, and 17-year-old Eugene Robert Genius IV are charged in the Monday killing of Officer Amy Caprio.
By the way, do you get the feeling that maybe Matthews’ grandmother is taking the fall for the 16 year old male?
The three were robbing a house when their getaway driver, 16-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris, ran 29-year-old Caprio over with a stolen Jeep when she tried to take him into custody.
While they were not directly involved in Caprio’s death, Maryland law indicates they can be held responsible ‘for everything that occurs as the result of that burglary,’ Shellenberger said. …
Matthew and Ward allegedly admitted to the burglary when they were interviewed, while Genius initially declined to give a statement. Genius later objected to being charged with murder, saying he was in the house when the crime occurred and only knew two of the others involved.
Note that Eugene Robert Genius IV is, evidently, the fourth scion in his direct male line to be named Eugene Genius.
Hopefully, Gene Genius IV will be given conjugal visiting privileges. As a woke Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. would say in the Current Year:
“Four generations of Geniuses are not enough.”