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First day of testimony in Gavin retrial

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QUINCY (WGEM) — Testimony began in Quincy on Wednesday in the retrial of Steven Gavin.

Gavin is accused of killing Carlous Wires in November of 2015.  

Gavin’s first trial ended in a mistrial in February of 2019 after the jury deliberated for 12 hours and could not come to a verdict.

The retrial began with two alternates on the jury, due to one juror calling in sick and another who was absent due to a family emergency.

The Prosecution started its case Wednesday with Carlous' wife, Vivan Wires being the first to testify.

Vivian recalled the events of November 23, 2015, when she found her husband dead in their home.

Several other witnesses also took the stand including Carlous' daughter who identified Gavin's voice in a voice line up as the same voice she heard on the phone the night of the shooting.

Another witness talked about how Gavin gave him money with a blood splat on it after the shooting.

The retrial will continue Thursday. The defense will present next week.

For a more detailed account of Wednesday's trial, read this story from our newsgathering partners at the Herald-Whig.

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WGEM Staff

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