Jury Picked For Accused Murderer

Jury Picked For Accused Murderer

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A jury was picked Monday in the trial of one of the people accused in the murder of a town of Pamelia man last year.

Sammy Brown of Philadelphia is accused of second-degree murder and other charges in the shooting death of Tyler Johnson in May 2017.

By late Monday afternoon, 12 jurors and three alternates had been picked - 11 women and four men. Opening statements are expected Tuesday morning.

Still undecided: whether Brown will testify.

"It's dependent upon what the district attorney does, what witnesses she calls, what we believe that she may have established based upon their testimony or any exhibits that we receive and Mr. Brown will make that decision when it's our time to put in our case," said Ed Narrow, Brown's lawyer.

Police say Johnson was shot at his Route 37 home during a robbery attempt. Also allegedly involved were Jamaal Carr, Devin Davis, Taylor Beckstead, and Shawn Moore Jr.

All of them face several charges, including second-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.

Another person, Christopher O'Connor of Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy. He admitted he helped plan the robbery.

He was sentenced in May to six months in jail.

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