The jury in the murder trial of Kylen Gregory is deciding the Kettering teen’s fate in the Sept. 4, 2016, fatal shooting of Ronnie Bowers.
Here are 6 things to know about the panel:
MAKEUP: It now consists of nine women and three men. Originally 10 women and two men, a male alternate replaced a woman Wednesday morning after the woman said she was ill.
SELECTION: Including alternates, 15 were picked to serve from more than 70 who showed up Monday morning. It wasn’t until late Monday afternoon when the jury members were finalized.
EVIDENCE: Since Tuesday morning, the jury has been introduced to evidence in various ways. It has viewed at least one scene and heard from more than a dozen witnesses, including Gregory. Maps of the crime scene on Willowdale Drive in Kettering commonly have been shown during testimony. Videos of Gregory, and photos of a deceased Bowers and his car, were also displayed.
TAKE NOTE: The panel has heard at least 15 hours of testimony in the courtroom. During this time, the vast majority — if not all members — have been continuously taking notes. Judge Dennis Langer told them he was “very impressed with (their) attentiveness.”
DELIBERATIONS: Langer has given the panel significant flexibility with the time it deliberates.
Members can choose to — if necessary — consider the case into the night or return on Tuesday after Veterans Day. “All options are available,” Langer said.
CHARGES: Gregory was indicted on two murder counts, five felonious assault charges and one count of firing a weapon over the roadway.
But at the request of the defense, Langer said the jury can consider reckless homicide if it cannot agree on a murder charge.
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