Jury selection begins in local murder trial

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com

Published 10/28 2013 04:03PM

Updated 10/28 2013 05:35PM

URBANA -- Jury selection began Monday for a murder trial. Treshaun Jake, 20, is charged with killing Desirae Austin, July 4, 2012.

In August, Jake's co-defendant, Anthony Meads, 21, was sentenced to 50-years in prison. He was convicted in May of taking part in mob action between two gangs which led to the shooting death of Austin by a stray bullet.

No word how many people were chosen for the panel. Jury selection continues Tuesday.

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