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Quincy man's murder re-trial set for September 9th

Quincy man's murder re-trial set for September 9th

2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

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

A Quincy man, charged in the 2015 shooting death of Carlous Wires, Sr., will be re-tried on those charges in September.  

Steven Gavin was in Adams County Circuit Court Wednesday for status hearings on four counts of 1st Degree Murder, one count of Armed Robbery, and on one count each of possessing a weapon in a penal institution and intimidation. Records show he'll be re-tried on the Murder and Robbery counts September 9th. Gavin's first trial on those counts ended in a hung jury in February after 13 hours of deliberation. He'll have a status hearing on all counts July 17th. Prosecutors allege that Gavin shot Wires twice, then robbed him in his 4th Street home in November 2015, over a disagreement about the price of a drug sale. They say Gavin had a home-made knife in his cell April 27th, which was found during an inspection. He’s also accused of telling Adams County jailers in early May that he'd kill any inmate who was put in his cell. Gavin's pleaded Not Guilty to those charges. The decision to allow attorney Curtis Lovelace to take the case was made just as Gavin's re-trial was set to begin in April.

Gavin's in the Adams County Jail on a total of $5.5 million bond

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