Trial to open for 4 in slaying of teen at Erie party


Jury selection has begun for the trial of four defendants in the slaying of one of two teenagers shot at an outdoor party following an all-star high school football game in northwestern Pennsylvania 2 1/2 years ago.

The Erie Times-News reports that opening statements are scheduled Monday for the Erie County trial of 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.

Twenty-three-year-old Darion Eady is serving 23 to 47 years in the slaying of 16-year-old Elijah Jackson at the party. Eady wasn't accused of being in the SUV.

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