YOUNGSTOWN - The first of two brothers accused of murdering a student at an off-campus party and wounding 11 others is slated to go on trial this week.
Jury selection will begin Monday before Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge John Durkin for Columbus Jones, 23, of Cambridge Avenue.
Jones faces a charge of murder and 11 counts of felonious assault for the Feb. 6, 2011, shooting at 55 Indiana Ave. on the North Side.
Police say Jones fired into a crowd at the party about 3 a.m. and killed 25-year-old Jamail Johnson of Youngstown.
Jones was one of several people arrested in the case. His brother, Mark Jones, 21, also faces a murder count because police say he handed a gun to Columbus Jones before he opened fire at the party. His trial is set for Aug. 20 but it will most likely be continued until his brother's trial is over.
Jamelle Jackson, 19, of West Boston Avenue, originally faced a charge of murder, but that has been changed to carrying a concealed weapon. His trial is scheduled for Sept. 17, according to court records.
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