New trial starts for 2 charged in homeless camp killing

SEATTLE (AP) — A fresh trial has began for brothers accused of fatally shooting two folks and wounding three others on the Seattle homeless encampment identified because the Jungle.

The Seattle Cases reviews James and Jerome Taafulisia are being tried for one more time on homicide and assault charges in reference to the Jan. 26, 2016, shooting deaths of Jeanine Zapata and James Tran.

Phat Nguyen, Tracy Bauer, and Amy Jo Shinault furthermore hold been shot.

The brothers, who hold been 16 and 17 on the time, are accused of storming the used camp, accompanied by their 13-12 months-susceptible brother, with the intent of robbing a drug dealer.

The jury forewoman in some unspecified time in the future of the first trial acknowledged jurors hold been split 8-to-4 in desire of convicting the brothers.

A fresh jury of 5 women folk and nine males began hearing testimony Tuesday.

The youthful brother used to be convicted of homicide and assault in juvenile court.

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Information from: The Seattle Cases, http://www.seattletimes.com

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