Friday, February 10, 2012

Reporting from the Manatee courthouse next week

By Laura C. Morel
Crime/Immigration Reporter

The trial of Gregory Kennon, charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery, begins next week.

On Monday, Feb. 13, jury selection will begin and the trial should start Tuesday.

On July 11, 2009, Kennon and two others allegedly barged into an apartment in DeSoto Village Apartments and fired shots. One gunshot struck Crystal Johnson, who was six months pregnant, in the chest. She and her unborn baby died.

Johnson's boyfriend fired at the gunmen before they ran away. Blood found at the scene matched Kennon's DNA.

Visit the Bradenton Herald for trial coverage. You can also look for the hashtag #KennonTrial on Twitter.

For regular updates on Manatee crime and immigration news, follow me @lauracmorel

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