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Jury returns verdict in Dayton murder trial

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 9:26 AM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 4:57 p.m. (May 26)

A jury has returned a verdict in the case against Jamarko Walker Jr., 22, who is charged with murder and other felonies stemming from the October 2016 fatal shooting of Brandon Lanier.

The jury found Walker guilty of murder, according to proceedings today in Judge Richard Skelton’s courtroom.

Walker is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

UPDATE @ 9:58 a.m. (May 26)

A jury will be deciding the fate of a man accused in a fatal shooting on Riverside Drive last October.

Jamarko Walker Jr. is accused of multiple felonies, including murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery.

The jury is expected to receive the case and a verdict could be reached at any time.

INITIAL REPORT:

The trial for a man accused in the shooting death of Brandon Lanier on Riverside Drive in Dayton last October began this morning.

Jamarko Walker Jr., 22, is charged with multiple felonies, including murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery.

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According to prosecutors, Walker was charged following a shooting in the 3300 block of Riverside Oct. 25. 

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During the shooting investigation, officers found Lanier had been shot and ultimately died from his injuries.  Three other shooting victims were taken to local hospitals by private citizens, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Walker, Lanier and a co-defendant in the case, Curtis McShann, went to the Riverside Drive address and attempted to commit a robbery of the people living at the house.

During the incident multiple shots were fired from both inside and outside the residence, prosecutors said.

McShann’s trial is set for August, according to court records.
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