Murder trial for Americus shootout begins

Murder trial for Americus shootout begins

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The murder trial against Jermaine Taylor began Monday. Jury selection was Monday morning in Sumter County.

The trial was set to begin at 3:30 Monday afternoon.

Taylor is charged with two counts of felony murder, seven counts of aggravated assault, seven counts of armed robbery, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a crime.

The charges stemmed from an incident at 104 Price Street in Americus on December 22, 2014.

GBI agents originally reported that Marcus Harper and Martin Thames died in a shootout at the house on Price Street.

According to agents, Thames and Taylor were planning to rob the occupants of the house.

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