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Trial of man charged in Springfield shooting death begins today

The trial of a man accused of fatally shooting another Springfield man begins today.

Tacota A. Fields, 24, faces several charges, including murder, tampering with evidence, felonious assault and other gun charges, according to court records.

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Investigators allege they evidence that links Fields to the shooting death of Schuyler Mollett on Aug. 8, 2013, and to other shootings in Springfield, Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson has previously told the Springfield News-Sun.

Springfield police have described Mollett’s death as an “execution,” court records say. Mollett was found shot six times.

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Fields was arrested in December 2015, more than two years after Mollett’s murder.

He also faces charges in connection with separate shootings that left bullets lodged in a house and a church, according to court records.

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We’ll keep you update on the jury trial as it progresses.

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