Jury Selection Begins in New Britain Murder Case

A man is accused of shooting and killing a teenager over sneakers.

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    Jonathan Gibbs

    Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a Meriden man accused of gunning down a teenager in New Britain over a pair of sneakers.

    The Record-Journal of Meriden reports (http://bit.ly/1lxCgxv ) that Jonathan Gibbs, 26, entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday.  

    A judge also lowered his bond from $3 million to $99,000 cash, a move that will allow the Correction Department to move him from the maximum-security Northern Correctional Institution to a facility closer to the courthouse during the trial.

    Gibbs is accused of shooting Issaac Smith, 18, in the back of the head last June 16.

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    Police said the shooting occurred after a meeting in which Smith apparently tried to run off with a pair of sneakers that Gibbs had posted for sale on Facebook for $400.

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