Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

For Immediate Release 6/4/2015

Joseph Beatty, 23, has been sentenced to 25 years, suspend all but 15 years, for the brutal beating of Curtis White. 

On March 17, 2014 Baltimore Police were called to the 5600 block of The Alameda where Baltimore City Firefighters were treating White who was suffering from several deep lacerations to his face and head.

Prior to the attack Beatty and White were engaged in a heated verbal dispute over a woman when the defendant grabbed a nearby wine bottle and repeatedly bludgeoned the victim in the head and the face, before fleeing the scene.

Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel tried this case.

“It was a brutal attack,” said Seidel. “Mr. White had to undergo cosmetic surgery to repair his face.”

White lost nine teeth, suffered a broken jaw, and had bleeding on the brain.

It took six months to track down the defendant, who wrote an apology to the victim. Beatty had no criminal record prior to this attack. He plead guilty to first degree assault.

“Mr. White was on the brink of death after this attack,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Verbal arguments, such as this,  that lead to inexcusable violent behavior cannot and will not be tolerated in the city of Baltimore.”

The victim appeared in court at the time his attacker plead guilty.

“Mr. White was finally happy to see justice served, but he still has a long road to recovery ahead of him,” said Seidel.