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Trial date set in Huntington homicide

January 13, 2019
Brandon Keishaun Reed, 19, and his attorney, Courtenay Craig, appear in Cabell Circuit Judge Christopher D. Chiles' courtroom Friday.

HUNTINGTON — A trial date has been set for a man accused of shooting to death an Ohio man in Huntington last year.

Brandon Keishaun Reed, 19, stands charged with murder in the shooting death of Dewayne Lamont Robinson, 18, of Akron, Ohio. Robinson was found dead about 1:30 p.m. March 11, 2018, in a home in the 200 block of 11th Avenue in Huntington of several gunshot wounds. A woman also was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Cabell Circuit Judge Christopher Chiles reset the trial Friday for April 23. He was previously expected to go to trial in December.

Shania Ledawn Westmoreland, 18, who admitted she was at the home at the time of the shooting, was later charged, but not indicted, with being an accessory before and after the fact of second-degree murder after police accused her of helping Reed escape.

Westmoreland allegedly said she traveled in a vehicle with Reed to an apartment in Lawrence County, Ohio, shortly after the shooting, dropped him off, then drove the vehicle away from the area.

Reed was arrested in Detroit, Michigan, on March 28 and later extradited back to Huntington to face the charges.

Follow reporter Courtney Hessler at Facebook.com/CHesslerHD and via Twitter @HesslerHD.

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