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Conviction Upheld In Rosenbaum Murder

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One of Rosenbaum's accused assailants, Percy Jordan, challenged his conviction, in D.C. Superior Court, of first-degree and second-degree murder while armed, robbery and credit card fraud. Senior Judge John Ferren, writing for a three-judge panel, ruled Jordan's claims to be without merit.

Rosenbaum was out walking near his home in Northwest one evening in January 2006 when Jordan hit him in the head with a pipe, and he and his cousin Michael Hamlin, robbed him. Rosenbaum died two days later.

The case received additional attention because emergency workers responding to the scene incorrectly determined Rosenbaum was drunk and bypassed the closest hospital to take him to one further away.

The Rosenbaum family sued the city and Howard University Hospital over failures in how they handled the emergency response. Those claims were settled in 2007.

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