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Jury trial starts for man accused of murder


Decatur - A Chicago man is on trial for the 2011 murder of a 17-year-old girl.


WAND has been following the case for more than 2 years, after police found Mishyra Wheeler shot, in the 1500 block of North Church Street, on September 3rd, 2011.  


The trial for 40-year-old Dennis Davis started today. Police say he was one of several shooters who opened fire that day, in relation for a previous shooting.


Wheeler was gunned down while sitting on a porch, she was pronounced dead at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She died from massive damage she sustained to her heart and lungs after being shot in the back. Four other victims were transported to the hospital that evening with non-life threatening injuries.


Wheeler was not the intended target.

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