Meeker returns to court for Baldwin shooting
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.