Deliberations continue in pre-prom shooting trial - WNEM TV 5

Deliberations continue in pre-prom shooting trial

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The jury continued deliberating in a case involving four men accused of killing a teenage girl on Thursday.

The killing happened just over a year ago at a pre-prom gathering in Saginaw.

The shooting left 17-year-old Tonquinisha "NeNe" McKinley dead and put four men behind bars.

Keon Bowens, Isaiah Clark, Evellis McGee and Karon Thomas are each charged with second degree murder in the shootout at an unofficial pre-prom party last May. The shooting lead to McKinley's death.

The jurors were released on Thursday about 5 p.m. and are far from a resolution, a spokesperson from Judge Borchard's office said.

The jurors will report back to circuit court on Friday at 9 a.m.

Final arguments in the case were made on Wednesday.

The Saginaw County assistant prosecutor called the shooting a gang war during his closing argument.
All four men are being tried individually. Each is represented by a different defense lawyer. On Wednesday those lawyers stressed to the jury to consider each defendant's case individually.

The defense lawyers also argued there's not enough evidence to convict their clients beyond a reasonable doubt.

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