A jury could not reach a verdict in a brutal attack on a Wilmington, Delaware jewelry store owner, that occurred in 2022.
The jury began to hear evidence in mid-September of this year.
Wilmington jewelry store owner Chang Suh, 68, was tending his shop on Sept. 15, 2020 when a man — he presumed a customer — appeared at the front door.
Suh had installed a security system that required him to buzz each patron in. His store sold high-dollar jewelry, after all, and the area had developed a bit of a reputation for crime.
But the person he buzzed in that day didn’t plan to buy jewelry. Quite the opposite, in fact.
It was violent repeat offender Calvin Ushery, 39, armed with a hammer, pistol, and an empty bag.
According to Suh’s son, and security camera footage, Ushery pistolwhipped Suh three times. He fell to the ground and laid there before Ushery hopped the counter and stomped on Suh’s head.
Ushery bludgeoned Suh, striking him 28 times in all — the final two, with a hammer.
Then, Ushery emptied the contents of the display cases into his bag. One piece of jewelry after another, he stole Suh’s hard-earned inventory, and with it, Suh’s livelihood.
Against all odds, Suh survived, and even managed to call 911 to report the burglary. When police arrived, he spoke with them briefly before falling unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where he spent four days in the intensive care unit. He suffered an internal head bleed and a severe concussion.