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3rd Defendant's Murder Trial Begins For 2019 Bloomington Shooting

Amari McNabb murder trial
David Proeber
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The Pantagraph (Pool)
Amari McNabb is charged with murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action. He faces 20 to 60 years for murder and up to life in prison if convicted of murder and the weapons charge.

Jury selection opened Monday in the murder trial of Amari McNabb.

The 22-year-old Country Hills man is accused of shooting Juan Nash during an April 2019 party on Orchard Road in Bloomington.

Four jurors were chosen Monday, with more potential jurors scheduled to be interviewed Monday afternoon. Opening statements are expected Tuesday morning.

Two other defendants have been convicted in Nash’s death: Scotty Allen is serving 50 years and Exodus Hebert was given a 20-year sentence for their roles in the shooting.

On Monday, prosecutors Ashley Scarborough and Aaron Fredrick gave Judge Casey Costigan a list of 57 potential witnesses who may be called during the trial that could stretch into next week. Defense lawyer Edward Johnson said two experts will testify for the defense.

McNabb is charged with murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action. He faces 20 to 60 years for murder and up to life in prison is convicted of murder and the weapons charge.

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Edith began her career as a reporter with The DeWitt County Observer, a weekly newspaper in Clinton. From 2007 to June 2019, Edith covered crime and legal issues for The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois. She previously worked as a correspondent for The Pantagraph covering courts and local government issues in central Illinois.
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