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Kirkland Shooting

Kirkland Shooting

'And Now, Now We're Here'

For Brittany J. Smith and many others whose lives were touched by the 2009 Kirland shooting, the tragic saga is far from over.

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Aquino Sentenced to 18 to 20 Years in Prison For Role in Kirkland Shooting

Jason F. Aquino, one of three men implicated in the fatal 2009 shooting of Cambridge resident Justin Cosby in the basement of Kirkland House, was sentenced Monday to 18 to 20 years in prison.

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Convicted Felon in Kirkland Shooting Was Aspiring Songwriter

Jabrai Jordan Copney—who was recently convicted of first-degree murder in the May 2009 Kirkland House shooting—was an aspring songwriter while growing up in New York City. He attended the Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts and chose not to go to college in order to pursue a career in music, according to his trial attorney John A. Amabile.

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Jabrai Jordan Copney Gets Life in Prison for Shooting at Harvard's Kirkland House

Jabrai Jordan Copney has been found guilty of murdering Justin Cosby in the basement of Kirkland House and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Copney Awaits Jury's Verdict as Kirkland Shooting Trial Ends

The closing arguments in the Kirkland murder trial yesterday were characterized by sharply different versions of the same story as the defense blamed the shooting on another man, calling him a “homicidal maniac,” and the state responded by likening that claim to “fantasy.”

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Final Witnesses Called in Kirkland Shooting Trial

WOBURN, Mass.—A chemical expert and a DNA analyst were called to the stand yesterday as the final witnesses in the trial of Jabrai Jordan Copney—the alleged shooter in the May 2009 slaying of Cambridge resident Justin Cosby that took place in Kirkland House.

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Kirkland Shooting Prosecutors Were Harvard Roommates

Daniel J. Bennett ’85 and Gerard T. Leone ’85 were roommates in Kirkland House in 1983. Twenty-eight years later, they are prosecutors in the high-profile murder case of a shooting that took place in the basement of that same House.

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Defense Questions Jiggetts' Testimony

As the second week of the trial of alleged Kirkland shooter Jabrai Jordan Copney came to a close, an alleged cooperator in the crime was grilled on the witness stand by the defense.

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Kirkland Trial Day 9: Murder Investigation Continues

Both sides in the Kirkland shooting trial agreed in court yesterday not to bring up a conversation that allegedly took place between co-defendants Jabrai Jordan Copney and Blayn Jiggetts while the two were being transported from the courthouse to jail Tuesday afternoon.

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Mistrial Possible in Kirkland Case

Defense attorney John A. Amabile said in court yesterday that he sees potential grounds for a mistrial in the case of accused Kirkland shooter Jabrai Jordan Copney because of an alleged conversation that took place Tuesday between his client and a witness in the case.

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Kirkland Trial Day 7: Blayn Jiggetts Says It Wasn’t Worth It

Blayn Jiggetts—the defendant in the Kirkland shooting case who allegedly brought and loaded the gun that killed Justin Cosby—began his testimony yesterday in the trial of alleged shooter Jabrai Jordan Copney.

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Kirkland Trial Day 6: Officers, Forensic Experts Discuss Physical Evidence

The second week of Jabrai Jordan Copney’s murder trial opened yesterday with a full day of testimony that focused heavily on forensic evidence.

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Former Student Campbell Testifies Against Copney in Kirkland Shooting Trial

Two Ivy League drug dealers, one a former Harvard student and the other a Yale graduate, appeared in court on Friday to offer testimony against Jabrai Jordan Copney, the alleged gunman in the 2009 Kirkland shooting.

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Kirkland Trial Day 4: Role of Yale Evidence Undecided

WOBURN, Mass.—The permissibility of evidence from a drug robbery of Yale students remains undecided in the trial against Jabrai Jordan Copney—the alleged gunman in the May 2009 shooting of Cambridge resident Justin Cosby in Kirkland House.

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