Jury Selection Underway in Trial of Suspect Accused in Fatal Genesee St. Mass Shooting

Jury Selection Underway in Trial of Suspect Accused in Fatal Genesee St. Mass Shooting

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By Jordan Mazza

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jury selection is underway in the trial of one of the suspects in last year’s triple fatal mass shooting on Genesee Street. Because of the significant amount of publicity that this case has received, the jury selection process could take quite some time.

Before potential jurors arrived Monday morning, there was a discussion on the admissibility of certain information about the suspect. Jalen Everett was indicted on first-degree murder, assault and weapons charges.  If convicted on these charges, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

He is one of three men charged in the shooting deaths of Raekown Manigault, Jonah Barley and Johnny Johnson following a basketball game outside the Boys and Girls Club in August of last year. Several other people were wounded that night when dozens of shots were fired into the crowd from an assault-style gun.

Prosecutors hoped Everett and Michael Mathis would be tried together. However, Mathis’ trial was re-scheduled for January. The third man, Johnny Blackshell, was already convicted in June on three counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.