Jury selection continues this afternoon in the murder trial of Rodney Pugh, officials said.
Pugh, 23, faces charges of murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection with the Dec. 17, 2008, shootings of Jarvis Sanks and Ronald Coleman.
Police have said that the deceased men were delivering marijuana to suspects at 2905 Lansing Ave. in Columbus when they were ambushed.
Officers who went to the scene found Sanks, 30, shot twice and gasping for air, slumped against a wall near an air-conditioning unit.
A witness said she heard three shots and saw someone stumble across a nearby driveway and into a silver Buick. The driver, later identified as Coleman, 30, wrecked the vehicle on Forrest Road and died days later at The Medical Center.
Xavier Cannon, 24, pleaded guilty in January to to possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by four years’ probation.
Dezmond A. Cannon, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison, followed by 18 years’ probation.
Pugh is the final defendant in the case. Jury selection, which began this morning, resumes at 1:30 p.m.