Trial begins for man charged in ice cream driver's slaying

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The trial has begun for a Maryland man accused of fatally shooting an ice-cream truck driver last year while children waited in line.

The Frederick News-Post reports ( opening statements were heard Monday in the trial of 28-year-old Larnell Tyran Lyles.

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

Brown died while selling ice cream at the Lucas Village public housing community in Frederick.

Prosecutor Rebecca Clinton told jurors that she was certain they would be convinced of Lyles' guilt after seeing video surveillance taken at the scene and hearing from a witness.

Lyles' attorney Micah Zimmerman says the witness, who was the victim's friend, has contradicted his own account of the shooting. Zimmerman also called the video footage grainy and unclear.


Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post,