Day 3 Of James St Murder Trial
Utica, NY (WIBX) - Testimony continues today in day three of the James Street murder trial. The suspect, 30-year-old Marshall Jackson is accused of gunning down 24-year-old Anthony Garner on May 25th last year. The shooting happened on James street near Steuben and West Streets.
Attorney's on both sides continue to go over the surveillance footage that police say shows the suspect and two previously unidentified males chasing and then fighting with the victim. Police say the pole camera video also shows Marshall firing the three fatal shots into the head, back and left side of the victims body.
In court today, a UPD investigator identified the other two males seen chasing the victim as, Jabrell Williams and Trevon Jackson. The investigator revealed that Williams was interviewed by police on November 11, 2011. He said Jackson has so far refused to talk to investigators about the case. During questioning by the lead prosecutor and after the investigator discussed previous dealings police have had with Marshall concerning a robbery investigation, which he was first subpoenaed as a witness and then a suspect, Judge Michael Dwyer instructed the jury to disregard the information.
It was also learned during testimony that the victim, who had his girlfriends cell phone with him, made his last call to him Mother at 12:19 a.m. Police say he was celebrating his 24th birthday. Jackson, a U.S. Army Veteran, is facing a 2nd Degree Murder charge. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 25 years to life. The case is still underway in Oneida County Court.