Trial for last defendant in Hobson shooting begins Tuesday

Monday, January 30, 2012 | 7:14 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — After six hours, a panel of 12 jurors and three alternates from Platte County were selected Monday for the eighth and final legal action in connection with the shooting of Aaron Hobson.

Tony Lewis, 27, is the last of eight defendants to be prosecuted for the Oct. 23, 2010 shooting of Hobson, at the Break Time convenience store at 110 E. Nifong Blvd. He is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree robbery.

Members for the jury were selected from Platte County to limit previous exposure to media about the case. In a change of venue request in June, Jennifer Bukowsky, Lewis' attorney, said the amount of media coverage in Boone County would sway a jury.

The seven other individuals have already been convicted on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree robbery in relation to the shooting. One went to trial while the other six pleaded guilty — all have received prison sentences. 

Lewis' trial is set to begin 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Division II courtroom at the Boone County Courthouse. 


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