Trial begins for suspects charged in murder of Maraleius Birdsong
The trial for the two men accused of killing a pizza delivery man in 2012 is expected to begin today in St. George.
Stephawn Brown, 19, and Jontae Davis, 18, both of Charleston, are charged with the murder of 20-year-old Maraleius Birdsong, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver and a student at Trident Technical College.
On March 9, 2012, Birdsong knocked on an apartment door at Appian Way Apartments in North Charleston. The people who answered the door to Birdsong turned him away and suggested that he try another apartment, where no one answered the door.
Birdsong was then shot in the back of his head as he walked toward his car.
Jury selection is scheduled to take place this afternoon in Dorchester County Circuit Court.
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