YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Jury selection is underway in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for one of two remaining suspects in a murder on Youngstown’s west side.
Michael Sherman, 20, is on trial for the March 3, 2018 shooting death of Brandon Wareham, 18, on Rhoda Avenue.
Police said Wareham was shot in the driveway of a home where he was called to sell marijuana. Instead, he was shot.
Wareham died a short time later at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
The man accused of firing the shots that killed him, Mark Winlock, 20, will go on trial at a later date.
Earlier this month, Sherman turned down a plea where he would have served a 14-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 20 years to life in prison.
Judge Anthony D’Apolito is hearing the case.
Monday afternoon, a jury was picked to hear the case.
A third defendant pleaded guilty last fall.
Editor’s Note: A previously version of this story named a suspect as Anthony Winlock instead of Mark Winlock. We regret this error.