Updated 12/02/2010 08:26 AM
Jury selection begins for Bailey murder suspect
Jury selection began Wednesday in the murder trial of Devon Callicutt. The 20-year-old is accused of fatally shooting UAlbany student Richard Bailey in October 2008. Our Solomon Syed is following the trial and has the latest on day one of jury selection.
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Jury selection began Wednesday in the murder trial of Devon Callicutt who is accused of killing a UAlbany student more than two years ago.
On Oct. 20, 2008, Richard Bailey, 22, was walking home after watching football with his friends when he was shot at the corner of Yates Street and South Lake Avenue. Three arrests were made the following September.
Callicutt, 20, is on trial for first-degree murder. He is accused of shooting Bailey in the head while trying to rob him.
King Jamell Modest, 18, and Ricardo Caldwell, 19, have pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree robbery and are expected to testify against Callicutt at the trial.
Bailey was a senior at UAlbany, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. He wanted to become a New York City police officer like his father. Bailey's parents accepted his college degree during the winter commencement in December 2008.