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.
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.
The second week of Jabrai Jordan Copney’s murder trial opened yesterday with a full day of testimony that focused heavily on forensic evidence.
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.
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.
Assistant District Attorneys David M. Solet and Daniel J. Bennett '85 and Associate Justice John T. Lu lead the jury of the Kirkland shooting case on a view of Kirkland House. The trip marked the beginning of thethe second day of evidence of alleged shooter Jabrai Jordan Copney.
Prosecutors said today that Jabrai Jordan Copney lured Justin Cosby, the victim of the May 2009 shooting in Kirkland House, into a basement where he was shot during a drug rip gone wrong.
Nearly two years after the May 2009 shooting in the basement of Kirkland House which killed 21-year-old Cambridge resident Justin Cosby and sent shock waves through the Harvard community, the man who allegedly fired the fatal shot is on trial for murder. Our reporters will be in the court room every day to bring you minute-to-minute coverage of the proceedings.
The judge who will preside over the trial of Jabrai Jordan Copney announced his intention yesterday to separate into a different trial the charges pertaining to Copney’s involvement in an earlier armed robbery, but to allow evidence of that incident in the Kirkland case.
While one defendant implicated in the 2009 murder in Kirkland House pleaded guilty Thursday and a second is set to go to trial next week, the status of Blayn Jiggetts, the third man accused of the crime, remains unclear because his case file has been impounded by a Superior Court judge.
Jason Aquino, one of the individuals charged in the killing of Justin Cosby in May 2009, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, armed robbery, and misleading a grand jury.
The attorney representing Jabrai Jordan Copney—the alleged gunman in the May 2009 Kirkland House shooting—has filed a series of motions that seek to exclude discussion of an alleged prior crime and evidence that the defense says was inappropriately seized by police.
In a prelude to the robbery in Kirkland House that ended in Justin Cosby’s death, alleged gunman Jabrai Jordan Copney and his alleged accomplice Blayn Jiggetts are said to have stolen a large quantity of marijuana from two Yale undergraduates in 2008, according to court documents.
As legal proceedings move forward against the four defendants charged with participating in the 2009 killing in the basement of Kirkland House, two defendants plan to plead guilty while the two others—the man who allegedly pulled the trigger and the Harvard student who is charged with aiding the murderers—are set to stand trial next month.
Two of the three men implicated in the May 2009 Kirkland House shooting—have made an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for cooperating with the district attorney’s office.
Jason Aquino, 23, one of the three men implicated in the May 2009 Kirkland House shooting, pled not guilty to charges of murder, armed robbery, and intimidation of a juror and was held without bail Tuesday.
Brittany J. Smith '09, the former Harvard student implicated in last year's shooting in Kirkland House, pleaded not guilty on accessory and firearms charges during her arraignment on Tuesday.