Jalen Everett found not guilty in Genesee Street shooting retrial

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A jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the retrial of Jalen Everett, one of the men charged with murder for the August 2015 shooting on Genesee Street outside the Boys and Girls Club in Rochester.

Everett was previously found guilty on three counts of second degree murder, as well as several assault and weapons charges, but had his verdict overturned in December due to jury misconduct.

After a verdict was returned, a juror contacted the judge’s chambers and informed him that another juror had brought outside evidence to the deliberation in an attempt to sway the jury to a guilty verdict.

Everett was accused of shooting into a crowd leaving a basketball game. Three people were killed and four more were injured in the mass shooting.

In the original trial, Everett’s defense argued that he had no ties to the car used in the shooting.

Johnny Blackshell, Jr. was found guilty of murder for the shooting in June, and was sentenced to multiple life sentences. A third suspect, Michael Mathis, has yet to go to trial.

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