Trial starts in capturing loss of life of 7-year-vintage in Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviews that the trial is underway for a person accused of fatally capturing a 7-year-vintage female who become driving in a automobile together along with her own circle of relatives after an afternoon of Christmas buying in Atlanta

ATLANTA — The trial is underway for a person accused of fatally capturing a 7-year-vintage female who become driving in a automobile together along with her own circle of relatives after an afternoon of Christmas buying in Atlanta.

Fulton County prosecutor Pat Dutcher stated in his starting announcement on Friday that Kennedy Maxie become struck via way of means of gunfire after the defendant, Daquan Reed, become robbed of his cellular telephone and cash out of doors the Phipps Plaza mall in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood.

Enraged, Reed picked up a pistol and fired it from the rear passenger seat of a automobile, Dutcher stated, consistent with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After the capturing, Reed bumped off the gun and advised human beings now no longer to speak to police earlier than leaving the area, Dutcher stated.

Reed’s attorney, Nicole Fegan, stated aleven though Kennedy’s loss of life become “terrible,” her consumer become innocent, and there has been no bodily proof that might set up his guilt.

“He isn’t responsible for every and each be counted number charged,” she stated.

Reed faces costs of criminal murder, irritated attack with a lethal weapon, crook harm to property, ownership of a firearm all through against the law and ownership of a firearm via way of means of a convicted felon. The trial is scheduled to keep on Monday, the AJC reported.

Reed become arrested via way of means of the U.S. Marshals Service in Virginia a touch greater than weeks after the capturing.

The AJC stated jurors additionally heard from Kennedy’s mother, Mariah Maxie, and aunt Jade Maxie.

Kennedy become withinside the automobile with them, stopped at a purple light, while pictures rang out. Jade Maxie drove to the hospital, wherein Kennedy died 5 days later.

“I will in no way forget (that day),” Jade Maxie stated.