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Crime-courts

2nd jury trial delayed in 2008 Grande Circle killing

By From page A3 | January 08, 2013

FAIRFIELD — A second jury trial scheduled to start next week was postponed Monday for a suspect in a 2008 Fairfield homicide.

Deshaun P. Malone shot and killed a 17-year-old drug dealer, Kendrick Lewis, during a botched 2008 drug robbery on Mockingbird Lane. Malone was found guilty in 2010 of murder but in 2011 the Court of Appeal overturned the verdict, saying the trial judge should have given jurors the option of finding Malone guilty of the less serious charge of manslaughter.

Malone, who has been locked up since his arrest in 2008, was ordered back to court Jan. 16 when new dates for his jury trial may be scheduled.

During his trial, Malone testified that he was hanging out on Grande Circle with friends smoking marijuana and decided to buy some Ecstasy. Malone said during the purchase his gun went off accidentally when the car Lewis was sitting in moved, bumping his arm as Lewis tried to drive off.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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