- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Jury selection will begin in the retrial of Everrick Houston, a Manatee County man charged with being one of the people responsible for the shooting that killed a woman and her baby.

The Bradenton Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1W3tVm2) that 34-year-old Houston is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery. Crystal Moore, who was six months pregnant when she was shot, died. Her was delivered through an emergency C-section but also died.

If convicted, Houston faces life in prison. The state is not seeking the death penalty.

In November 2014, a judge declared a mistrial when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

Circuit Judge Deno Economou ruled to allow testimony of a drug deal and the related conversation less than an hour before the fatal shooting.


Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , https://www.bradenton.com

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