Nicholson: Plead or trial

Plead or go to trial.

That's the choice today for a Frederick man facing two felony charges stemming from the robbing and beating of an elderly man.

Gary Shawn Nicholson faces charges of first-degree burglary and aggravated assault and battery.

He's accused of robbing and beating a World War II veteran and then leaving him to die on, of all days, Veteran's Day.

Since November of 2007, the victim has had eye, mouth and head surgery.

Again, Nicholson could either plead today or decide to go to trial.

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