New Trial Date for Trinidad Drive-by Suspect

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    One of five suspects in a drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old bystander will be tried in September after a jury couldn't reach a decision Wednesday.

    A D.C. Superior Court jury has acquitted three of five men charged in connection with a series of drive-by shootings in northeast Washington in 2008.

    3 Men Acquitted in Boy's Death

    [DC] 3 Men Acquitted in Boy's Death
    The mother of a boy gunned down in D.C. said she cannot believe three men charged in his death were acquitted Tuesday. (Published Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011)

    The shootings in the Trinidad neighborhood left a 13-year-old boy and six others wounded and led police to set up controversial checkpoints.

    Five men were charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon, along with other offenses. On Tuesday, a jury found twin 21-year-old brothers Joshua and Christian Benton and 25-year-old William McCorkle not guilty.

    Twenty-three-year-old Marcus Brown was convicted of lesser charges, including assault with intent to kill and conspiracy.

    On Wednesday, the jury said it was deadlocked on charges facing 17-year-old Antonio McAllister.