- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the case of a Wilmington man serving life in prison for a gang-related killing that authorities believe prompted a deadly reprisal shooting hours later.

Thursday’s hearing involves the murder trial of Christopher Spence, who was convicted in the 2012 shotgun slaying of Kirt Williams.

Authorities believe that shooting led to more violence hours later at a soccer tournament in Eden Park that left tournament organizer Herman Curry and 16-year-old player Alexander Kamara Jr. dead.

Spence’s attorney argues that the judge in his case should have declared a mistrial because of improper conduct by prosecutors in closing arguments.

Among other things, the defense objected to the presentation of a photo of Williams with the word “MURDER” in bold red letters.


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