Jury Expected To See Critical Evidence In Double Murder Trial
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The trial of two young men accused of a double murder that included the death of a 10-month old baby, continues Wednesday in a Miami-Dade courtroom.
Defendants Jimmie Bowen and Bernard Jones were 16 and 17 years old at the time of the Dec. 13th, 2008 killings.
Jurors are expected to watch an interrogation tape of the accused killers, that prosecutors claim shows the teens incriminating themselves in the shooting.
According to prosecutors, Bowen and Jones were in a feud with a rival gang when they targeted Pierre Roche, 27, while he was playing dominoes outside a Liberty City home.
A friend of Roche, Derrick Days was also playing while he held his 10-month old son, Derrick Jr. on his lap.
When a masked gunman opened fire, Days tried to shield his son but the baby was struck and killed.
Roche was also hit and died two days later at the hospital.
A third man, Christopher Smith, suffered a shoulder wound.
Prosecutors say Bowen was the gunman and Jones drove the getaway vehicle.
Bowen is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Jones is charged with two counts of felony murder.