Marilyn Mosby is clearly comfortable in a courtroom. Fifteen years ago, when Mosby was a student at Tuskegee University, she suspected that a neighbor had broken into her apartment when she away and had, of all things a baby shower for his pregnant wife.
The 35-year-old Baltimore City State’s Attorney might be in the spotlight now for filing charges against six cops in the death of Freddie Gray, but she first showed her legal acumen during an appearance on the reality court show 15 years ago.
A baby-faced Mosby, then 20-year-old college student Marilyn James, brought neighbor Ryan Johnson to the court of Judge Judith Sheindlin – and won a nearly $2,000 judgment for damages.
A Mosby spokeswoman confirmed her appearance on the show in 2000, when the current top prosecutor was an undergraduate at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
A native of inner-city Boston, Mosby went on to attend Boston College Law School. And of course, eventually she would marry fellow Tuskegee student Nick Mosby, now a Baltimore City Councilman, return with him to his hometown and become the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, where she was instrumental in the investigation that produced charges against the 6 police officers implicated in Freddie Gray, Jr.’s death.