- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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.

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

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