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Published: Wednesday, 10/10/2012

3 indicted with murder charges in Moody Manor shooting case

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Keshawn Jennings, 20, Antwaine Jones, 18, and James Moore, 20, have all been indicted with murder charges in connection with a shooting at Moody Manor that killed a 1-year-old girl and injured a 2-year-old girl. Keshawn Jennings, 20, Antwaine Jones, 18, and James Moore, 20, have all been indicted with murder charges in connection with a shooting at Moody Manor that killed a 1-year-old girl and injured a 2-year-old girl.
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Three men previously charged with obstructing justice for actions related to the shooting of two toddlers at the Moody Manor apartment complex were indicted by a Lucas County grand jury today with murder and other charges.

Keshawn Jennings, 20, of 244 Wasaon St., James Moore, 20, of 2037 W. Terrace View St., and Antwaine Jones, 18, of 3145 Cottage Ave., were each charged with aggravated murder, murder, two counts each of attempt to commit aggravated murder, two counts of attempt to commit murder, four counts counts each of felonious assault, and improper discharge of a firearm into a habitation.

If convicted, they face up to life in prison.

The men had previously faced obstructing justice charges and had been released on cash bonds including electronic monitoring. Authorities alleged they were involved in the Aug. 9 shooting that resulted in the death of 1-year-old Keondra Hooks and the wounding of her sister, Leondra, 2.

The three men were charged in August with obstructing justice for allegedly lying to police about being at the Moody Manor on the night of the shooting. Authorities said a video surveillance taken from the scene showed five people and that two of those people have since identified the three defendants as being there.

Keondra was shot once in the head when at least 12 rounds were fired into an apartment where she and her sister were sleeping at 2225 Kent St.. She died 12 hours later in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. Leondra was shot in the chest but survived.

Police say they believe that the shooters thought they were firing into a Moody Manor apartment claimed by the Manor Boys gang to take down a member of another gang.



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