Jury selection complete for Quincy man murder trial

File photo of Steven Gavin

According to WTAD, a jury has been selected in the trial of Quincy man Steven Gavin.

Gavin is accused of murder in the 2015 shooting death of Carlous Wires, Sr.

The jury selected includes eight women and four men and was selected by Monday afternoon in Adams County Circuit Court.

That trial is expected to last 5 to 6 days, and conclude February 20th.

Due to the fact that Lincoln's Birthday is Tuesday, February 12th, opening arguments are expected to start Wednesday.

According to WTAD, the trial will also feature results of a recorded voice lineup conducted last week.

Judge Robert Adrian ruled Monday afternoon that based on testimony from Wires's daughter Shelby Wires and lead QPD Detective Adam Gibson, the lineup can be used.

His ruling overturned a previous ruling that suppressed the lineup.

Shelby Wires testified that she had briefly talked to Gavin on her phone the night her father was murdered, after her father had allegedly given Gavin her number.

Gavin has pleaded Not Guilty to four counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Armed Robbery.

Prosecutors say Gavin shot and killed Wires, and then robbed him in his home in the 700 block of North 4th Street due to a disagreement over a drug sale.

Gavin's been held in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond since his arrest in May 2017.

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