- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A jury has been chosen in the new trial for a man who was found guilty of gunning down four people at a northeast Ohio townhome and then had his convictions vacated.

The Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1HvPZNM ) reports the jury chosen Tuesday comprises eight women and four men, plus six alternates. They were sworn in, then visited the crime scene.

Twenty-three-year-old Deshanon Haywood of Akron and another man were convicted for the drug-related slayings in April 2013. Haywood’s convictions were vacated last fall after he raised concerns about possible misconduct by prosecutors and false testimony from two witnesses.

Special prosecutors from Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County are now handling the capital murder case.

A defense attorney says he’s not sure whether Haywood will testify.

Haywood could face the death penalty if convicted.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com



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