Jury selection begins in trial against Utica man accused of killing homeless person

Raekwon Winston (photo: Utica Police Dept.)

Lawrence Edwards was found dead from a gunshot wound on Rutger Street.

Posted: May 20, 2019 10:48 AM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The trial for Raekwon Winston began Monday with jury selection in Oneida County Court.

He's accused of killing 60-year-old Lawrence Edwards, a homeless man, back in 2016.

Utica police identified Winston as a suspect in the death of Edwards.

Edwards was found dead from a gunshot wound on Rutger Street.

He is facing a second-degree murder charge and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

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