Closing arguments set in murder trial linked to Facebook dispute


Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of Jabari Mitchell, who is accused of fatally shooting Trelin Reed in November 2016 over what authorities said was a social media beef.

On the opening day of trial last week, prosecutors said Mitchell lured a group of people to a North Austin convenience store to fight. But when the group arrived, they were ambushed by 25 gunshots through a missing plank in a privacy fence, police said. Surveillance video from the store did not reveal the shooter’s identity.

Reed was driven to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two people who accompanied him to the store were injured in the attack.

Mitchell is charged with murder and faces five to 99 years in prison, if convicted. He also is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The jury could return a verdict Tuesday.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.



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