ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for three of four men charged in the shooting death of a teenager in Pennsylvania say they weren’t at the scene.
Trial opened this week for 20-year-old Keshawn McLaurin, 20-year-old Jahaun Jones, 21-year-old Demond Mitchell and 22-year-old Stephen Russell.
They are charged in the July 2015 death of 16-year-old Shakur Franklin, who was killed by gunfire from a sport utility vehicle driving through the Erie party. Four other people were wounded.
The Erie Times-News reports that the Russell’s lawyer called the charges Monday “a classic case of misidentification. Mitchell’s lawyer says he has an alibi. Jones’ lawyer also argues that he wasn’t there.
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McLaurin’s lawyer acknowledges that he was there but says he had nothing to do with the shooting. Defense lawyers also attacked the credibility of prosecution witnesses.
Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com