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The proceedings are ongoing in a double murder trial at a parade; defense testimony will resume on Monday

The proceedings are ongoing in a double murder trial at a parade; defense testimony will resume on Monday

The jury in the Jordan Cummins trial watched a TikTok jail video of the defendant.

THE LATEST ON THIS MATTER. KENNEDY. >> TROY, WE HAVE LISTENED TO 13 WITNESSES SO FAR AND EVERY STATEMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH EACH OTHER, AND ONE IS THE MAJOR INVESTIGATOR IN THIS CASE WHO HAS BEEN RELEASE HIS FINDINGS. WITNESSES INDIVIDUALLY TOOK THE STAND DESCRIBING WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING. THEY ALL STATED THAT CUMMINS WAS ABUSING HIS GF, JENNY LUKENS, VERBALLY AND PHYSICALLY, BY HITING HER IN THE FACE SEVERAL TIMES. CAM OWENS, DRIVER OF A FORD F 250 TRUCK CARRYING MANY FRIENDS FOR A WEEK, WAS PARKED NEARBY, OWENS TESTIFIED THIS MORNING THAT HE AND OTHERS GOT OUT OF THE CAR TO INTERVENE. OWENS SAYS HE HIT THE FACE, SAYING YOU CAN’T HIT SUCH WOMEN. CUMINGS SAID. I have something for you all. ACCORDING TO OWENS. THEN he reached for the gun, LUKENS screamed, HE HAS A GUN! ANOTHER PERSON FIGHTED CUMMIN TO GET THE GUN BUT HE DID NOT LIKE IT. THEN shots were fired and people scattered. TIFFANY SMITH, WHO WAS RIDING WITH OWENS AND FRIENDS, SAYS HER DAUGHTER CATCHED HER AND DRUG HER TO THE GROUND. SHE SAYS SHE WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE THE MOT OF THE GUN. When Cummings fired. JOSHUA SPANN AND AUDEN JUBILEE SIMPKINS WERE A HIT. Cummings and Jenny left the stage. SMITH testified, saying I honestly thought Cummings was going to come back and start shooting. I WAS SO SCARED when he shot at the parade, it was like WILD, WILD WEST JERMAINE MCGEE INVESTIGATOR VERIFYING THIS INFORMATION. PROSECUTORS PLAYED A VIDEO RECORDING OF CUMINGS’ STATEMENTS TO THE MCGEE INVESTIGATIVE AFTER THE ARREST THAT DAY. THIS IS TO SHOW HIS STATE OF MIND, SHOOTING TIME. IN THE RECORDING HE SAID THAT HE DIDN’T HIT HIS GIRLFRIEND, THEY WERE ONLY ARRIVING AND HE SHOOTED IN SELF-DEFENSE. AFTER OWENS AND OTHERS WERE REPORTED, THEY BECAME HOSTILE AND PUT GUNS TO THEIR HEAD. TESTIMONY WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW MORNING AT 9:00 A.M. WITH LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE HINDS COUNTY COURT. KENNED

The proceedings are ongoing in a double murder trial at a parade; defense testimony will resume on Monday

The jury in the Jordan Cummins trial watched a prison TikTok video of the defendant.

Prosecutors rested Friday during the trial of a man accused of shooting that killed two people near St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Paddy’s at Hal’s in 2023. Jordan Cummins, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Joshua Spann and 23-year-old Auden “Jubilee” Simpkins. The jury can begin deliberating on Monday after the defense calls witnesses and lawyers to make closing arguments. Testimony in the trial began Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court. Metropolitan Police Officer Eric Smith, a former investigator with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, testified Friday that he received a call about Cummins’ appearance in the viral video while he was being held at the Raymond Detention Center. “If you come at me, I’m going to smash your…,” Cummins said in the video. “I know I look cute. S— it’s not sweet. Two people are dead.” Cummins’ attorney said he acted in self-defense, but Jackson police investigator Jermaine McGee testified that all witnesses, including Cummins’ girlfriend, Jenny Lukens, said Cummins pulled his gun first. McGee said surveillance video shown to the jury earlier this week corroborates the witness’s description of events.

Prosecutors rested Friday during the trial of a man accused of shooting that killed two people near St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Paddy’s at Hal’s in 2023.

Jordan Cummins, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Joshua Spann and 23-year-old Auden “Jubilee” Simpkins. The jury can begin deliberating on Monday after the defense calls witnesses and lawyers to make closing arguments.

Testimony in the trial began Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court.

Capitol Police Officer Eric Smith, a former investigator with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, testified Friday that he received a call about Cummins’ appearance in the viral video while he was being held at the Raymond Detention Center.

“If you come at me, I’m going to smash your…,” Cummins said in the video. “I know I look cute. S— it’s not sweet. Two are dead.”

Cummins’ attorney said he acted in self-defense, but Jackson police investigator Jermaine McGee said all witnesses, including Cummins’ girlfriend, Jenny Lukens, said Cummins pulled his gun first. McGee said surveillance video shown to the jury earlier this week corroborates the witness’s description of events.