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Jury selected in murder trial of Quincy man

Jury selected in murder trial of Quincy man

2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Steven Gavin accused of murdering Carlous Wires, Sr. in November 2015

A jury's been selected in the trial of a a Quincy man, accused of murder in the 2015 shooting death of Carlous Wires, Senior.

That jury of eight women and four men was selected by early Monday afternoon in the trial of Steven Gavin in Adams County Circuit Court. That trial is expected to last 5 to 6 days, and conclude February 20th. Opening arguments are expected to start Wednesday. That's because there will be breaks on Tuesday for Lincoln's Birthday and next Monday for President's Day. The Adams County Courthouse will be closed both days. 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 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 briefly talked to Gavin on her phone on the night of the murder, after her father gave Gavin the number. Wires testified Monday that in two of the recordings she heard, she recognized Gavin's voice. Gavin's 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 in November, 2015, 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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