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Suspect in Brockton double slaying goes to trial

May 13, 2013

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The trial of a Brockton man charged with two racially motivated killings who once showed up in court with a swastika carved into his forehead is scheduled to start this week.

Jury selection in the trial of Keith Luke is slated to get started Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court.

Prosecutors say the 26-year-old Luke fatally shot two people in Brockton and wounded a third in January 2009. The victims were of Cape Verdean descent. He allegedly told police he was on a mission to kill “nonwhites.”

He faces various charges including two counts of murder.

He’s been held without bail since pleading not guilty.

His lawyer tells The Enterprise of Brockton (http://bit.ly/10ltZTK ) he’s ready for trial after repeated delays. Attorney Joseph Krowski Jr. has indicated he may pursue an insanity defense.


Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com

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