The biggest development on day two of the Moody Manor murder trial was the revelation that one of the three men charged in the fatal shooting of 1-year-old Keondra Hooks and the wounding of her 2-year-old sister Leondra Hooks will get three years in prison as part of a plea deal with the prosecution. 21-year-old Keshawn Jennings and 19-year-old Antwaine Jones are each facing multiple counts including aggravated murder, murder and attempted murder.
James Moore was originally charged with those same counts but he has agreed to testify against his friends in exchange for three years in prison. Paul Geller, one of the two attorneys representing Jones blasted the credibility of Moore in his opening statement to the jury. "James Moore is an admitted liar; he has to couch his testimony because he has a goal, a goal of three(years)," Mr. Geller said.
Before both sides gave their opening statements the jury was driven to the Moody Manor apartment complex. Prosecutors allege that it it was there on August 9, 2012 when the defendants shot 16 bullets into 2225 Kent. One of the bullets hit Keondra in the head killing her. Another bullet pierced Leondra in the back seriously wounding her.
Testimony will resume Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.