Archive for Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Meeker returns to court for Baldwin shooting

July 10, 2002

The man accused of shooting his neighbor's boyfriend in west Baldwin last year will return to court for a second jury trial this morning.

Former Baldwin resident Stephen Meeker, 35, is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and attempted aggravated battery. Stemming from a neighborhood dispute, Meeker allegedly fired shots at Steven Swafford, 31, Lawrence, who was struck three times with bullets from a 9 mm Ruger pistol in October 2001.

In April, a Douglas County jury was unable to reach a verdict after six days of testimony and eight hours of deliberation.

Today's trial will begin at 9 a.m. in front of District Judge Jack Murphy.

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