Four people stand trial over fatal city shooting

Daily Echo: Jahmel Jones Jahmel Jones

FOUR people are standing trial today in connection with the killing of a Southampton man who was shot in the head.

Jemmikai Orlebar-Forbes, 20, Isaac Boateng, 21, and Pierre Lewis, 20, are all accused of murdering Jahmel Jones last year.

The 23-year-old was shot in a house in St Mary Street on April 20 last year and died later in hospital.

A fourth person, 34-year-old Rachel Kenehan, is accused of assisting the men by driving them to London from Basingstoke.

She also faces three charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice by claiming she had been the driver of a car caught speeding in Southampton eight days after the shooting.

The four, who have London addresses, deny the charges as well as conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

The trial at Winchester Crown Court is expected to last between seven and eight weeks.

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