Lead investigator testifies in double murder trial

Lead investigator testifies in double murder trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The lead investigator in an Albany double murder case today told jurors about an earlier shooting that may have led to the violence.

22-year old Jawaski Kennedy is on trial on 26 counts of murder, aggravated assault and street gang terrorism.

He's one of five men associated with the Westside Rattlers gang who prosecutors say fired as many as 50 shots on Willard Avenue at the homes of Southside Bloods gang members in 2013.

William Davis Junior and Desmond Williams were killed.

The lead detective told jurors that one of the other defendants was treated in the hospital earlier that day for a gunshot wound after an altercation with members of the Southside Bloods.

The detective also testified about finding shell casings in a car belonging to the girlfriend of one defendant.

The trial will continue on Tuesday.

The other four suspects will be tried later.

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