“Your Honor, I call Ted Capshaw as my next witness.”
My heart was pounding and my head spinning as I addressed the judge and the courtroom. I had been called last week to testify on behalf of a young man’s character that I had met 5 years ago and had not spoken to in at least 4 years.
When I knew and mentored this young man he had more promise than any youngster I had come across in Baltimore City…bright, top ranked debater, humble, smile that filled the room, and personable. I ‘d go so far as to say he was an old soul…even as a 5th grader. I just knew this kid was destined for something big.