Jury selection underway in trial for men accused of killing nonprofit worker, mother

By: Angela Jacobs

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Jury selection has moved into its second day for the trial of two men accused of murder in a 2016 drive-by shooting in Parramore that killed a nonprofit worker and a mother of three.

 

Read: Murder trial underway in killing of nonprofit worker, mother

 

Lavon Shinn and his co-defendant, Christopher Miller are charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Gino Nicolas, 24, and Tanya Skeen, 46.

 

 

Police said the victims were innocent bystanders.


A judge has ordered the arrest of a material witness who hasn't shown up to court to testify. Prosecutors said the man ignored subpoenas and voicemails.

"Obviously the state's expending a lot of effort in getting this witness. He has to be important to the state's case," WFTV legal expert Bill Sheaffer said.

 

Read: Orlando police arrest 2 in killings of nonprofit worker, woman

 

Detectives believe the deadly shooting stemmed from a past fight at a downtown nightclub.

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