Jury trial underway for Tadashi Keyes in Charlottesville Circuit Court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The man accused of murdering a BUCK Squad member earlier this year is facing a jury.
Tadashi Demetrius Keyes appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court Tuesday, September 26, for the first day of his trial.
Keyes is charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The charges stem from the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Eldridge Vandrew “Skeeta” Smith along Grove Street back on January 28.
Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday from the prosecution and defense, as well as heard testimony from the first officer on the scene.
The officer told the court he found Smith in a car, bleeding.
Jurors saw bodycam footage and photos from CPD, as well as 13 bullet casings.
The trial is not expected to go into next week.
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