PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors have rested their case against the remaining defendant in the slayings of five people and an unborn baby at a western Pennsylvania cookout almost four years ago.
Allegheny County prosecutors called as their final witnesses against 33-year-old Cheron Shelton an FBI agent who analyzes cell phone data and other specialists dealing with forensic pathology and ballistics.
Charges were dismissed earlier against Shelton’s co-defendant, 31-year-old Robert Thomas, in the March 2016 shootings in Pittsburgh’s Wilkinsburg suburb.
Prosecutors have said they will seek capital punishment in the event of a first-degree murder conviction. Defense attorneys have cited a lack of physical evidence.
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