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Jury Selection Underway In Case Of Sneaker Shooting

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a Meriden man accused of gunning down a teenager in New Britain over a pair of shoes.

The Record-Journal of Meriden reports  that 26-year-old Jonathan Gibbs entered a not guilty plea Tuesday.
A judge also lowered his bond from $3 million to $99,000 cash, a move that will allow the Correction Department to move him from the maximum-securty Northern Correctional Institution to a facility closer to the courthouse during the trial.

Gibbs is accused of shooting 18-year-old Issaac Smith in the back of the head last June 16.
Police say the shooting occurred after a meeting in which Smith apparently tried to run off with a pair of sneakers that Gibbs had posted for sale on Facebook for $400.
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Information from: Record-Journal, http://www.record-journal.com

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