- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of having been the second masked gunman who killed a man in Philadelphia three years ago.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1LLRRUs ) reports that Municipal Court Judge Patrick Dugan held 24-year-old Aka Jones for trial Tuesday on murder and attempted murder charges.

Twenty-two-year-old Brian Tootle was arrested at the scene of the 2012 slaying of 23-year-old Nafiz Armstead and is serving a life term on a first-degree murder conviction.

Prosecutors said Jones’ DNA was found on a discarded gun and his palmprint was found in a minivan used by the gunmen.

Defense attorney James Berardinelli argued that the evidence only proved that Jones had once handled the weapon and was inside the minivan, not that he was the gunman who escaped.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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