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Watch as defendant listens to verdict being read in Upatoi triple murder trial 0:48

Watch as defendant listens to verdict being read in Upatoi triple murder trial

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Jury can’t agree on murder counts in Upatoi triple homicide trial. Here's the breakdown.

Upatoi Murder Trial: Attorney asks jury to not hold her client accountable for Tapley's crimes 3:16

Upatoi Murder Trial: Attorney asks jury to not hold her client accountable for Tapley's crimes

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Youngest of Upatoi murder victims had 23 stab wounds, massive head trauma, medical examiner testifies

Raw video: Sheriff's deputies respond to bomb threat 0:08

Raw video: Sheriff's deputies respond to bomb threat

Officials strive to regain community's trust after Phenix City officer charged with raping woman in custody 3:10

Officials strive to regain community's trust after Phenix City officer charged with raping woman in custody

Update: Jury selection continues in Upatoi murder trial 0:49

Update: Jury selection continues in Upatoi murder trial

One of three men charged in brutal 2016 Upatoi slayings to plead, a second withdraws plea 0:42

One of three men charged in brutal 2016 Upatoi slayings to plead, a second withdraws plea

Man pleads in fatal 2014 shooting after jury selected, trial set to begin 1:31

Man pleads in fatal 2014 shooting after jury selected, trial set to begin

Suspect in deadly New Year’s shooting killed a police officer in 1975, official says 1:28

Suspect in deadly New Year’s shooting killed a police officer in 1975, official says

Defense attorney to jury: "I believe that the state knows he's not the guy."

The murder trial for a man charged in a 2014 fatal shooting in Columbus started Tuesday morning. Gary Lee Jones Jr.,25,is one of two suspects charged in the Nov. 5, 2014 fatal shooting of Robert Earl Bolden outside the Riverwind Apartments in Columbus. The case against codefendant Adrian Devon Patterson,26, was severed, so he will be tried separately later. The indictment charges Jones and Patterson with malice or deliberate murder, felony murder for allegedly killing Bolden while committing the felony of aggravated assault, and aggravated assault. Jones is charged also with using a gun to commit a crime. These are excerpts from the argument made by Michael Eddings, the defense attorney representing Jones.
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