A juror was dismissed at the beginning of day 4 of the murder trial of two men accused of fatally shooting a Toledo toddler last August. 21-year-old Keshawn Jennings and 19-year-old Antwaine Jones face multiple charges including murder, aggravated murder and attempted murder in connection with the August 9, 2012 shooting that led to the death of 1-year-old Keondra Hooks. Keondra's 2-year-old sister Leondra was seriously wounded in the shooting.
Judge Frederick McDonald informed the court that juror #6 was dismissed from the panel. A witness who testified on Tuesday revealed after her testimony that she used to work at the same company as juror #6. Therefore the female juror was excused. Judge McDonald emphasized that juror #6 did nothing wrong.
The prosecution continued to present its case by calling Detective Jason Lenhardt, a crime scene investigator with the Toledo Police Department. Det. Lenhardt testified about the evidence he collected at the crime scene and about surveillance video allegedly showing the defendants at the Moddy Manor apartments minutes before 16 bullets tore through 2225 Kent.
Testimony will resume in courtroom #7 Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.