Homicide

Trial to start for man charged in ice cream driver's slaying

Jury selection is set to open for the trial of a Frederick man accused of fatally shooting an ice-cream truck driver while children waited in line.

Attorneys say they expect to select a jury and make opening statements Monday in the trial of 28-year-old Larnell Lyles.

Lyles is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2015 slaying of 22-year-old Brandon Brown outside a subsidized housing complex.

Another worker in the truck told police the shooting was unprovoked. But an attorney for Lyles said last year that Brown had been stalking and harassing Lyles for months over a $20 debt.