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OffbeatNew jurors will be selected in Savannah State University student murder case after death threats

20:05  29 october  2018
20:05  29 october  2018 Source:   msn.com

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State from Armstrong State University after the spring 2012 semester to change majors after Prosecutors charge that the assailants fled in a car driven by a fourth man, leaving Foley to bleed to death . Two others, Shacqeal Sanders, 26, and Henry Speaks, 27, are charged with murder , felony

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A judge on Friday declared a mistrial for five Savannah men in the murder of Rebecca Foley and James Pastures.

Now the trial will get new jurors.

The new trial will start Monday, after Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbot was concerned for the jury's safety after being threatened after court.

Roderick Parrish, Jordan Campbell, and Kevin Smith are charged with the shooting of Rebecca Foley in 2013.

State prosecutors were trying to prove that the three shot and killed Foley while trying to rob her.

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Two other men - Shacqueal Sanders and Henry Speaks -- are charged with the killing of James Pastures in 2015 in a related crime.

Prosecutors say both were gang-related shootings.

The Savannah police are now taking action after the threat made last week.

Addressing the threat in a news release by Savannah Police Director Roy Minter.

"We are aggressively addressing this issue and will not tolerate any individual feeling threatened or being threatened about taking part in a legal proceeding." said Minter.

"Justice cannot be served if those chosen to produce a verdict do not feel safe to do so. The Savannah Police Department takes this incident very seriously, and wants to ensure the public that we are addressing this matter before the jury selections next week."

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Foley had transferred to Savannah State from Armstrong Atlantic State University after the spring 2012 semester to change majors, the universities confirmed. Grand jurors also charged the three defendants with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

After voir dire, jurors who will hear the case are chosen and placed on the jury.

Police are asking if you know anything about the incident to call violent crimes detectives at 912-525-3124. The incident remains under investigation.

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