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Published: Wednesday, 10/12/2011

Jury selected for Toledo robbery, murder case


A jury was selected yesterday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to hear the aggravated murder case against one of two men charged in the Dec. 11 slaying of an East Toledo resale shop owner.

Alexander Osley, 26, of 402 Daniels Ave., is charged with alternate counts of aggravated murder, murder, and aggravated robbery, each with gun specifications. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

Osley and his cousin Luis Osley, 27, of 4114 Fairview Drive, were each charged in the slaying of William Carswell, 53, who was shot three times and found in the back room of Main Street Exchange.

Luis Osley, who was believed to be the gunman, was sentenced to 23 years in prison last month after entering a plea to involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and aggravated robbery.

Osley’s trial, with Judge Ruth Ann Franks presiding, will continue today with opening statements by attorneys and witnesses.

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