Trial begins for one of five accused in murder of Evon Young

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Trial begins Monday, June 10th for 26-year-old Billy Griffin, one of the five men charged in connection with the death of Evon Young.

Billy Griffin along with 37-year-old Ron Allen, 23-year-old Devin Seaberry, 18-year-old Ashanti Mcalister, 27-year-old Victor Stewart face first-degree intentional homicide charges. The charges come with a maximum life in prison sentence upon conviction.

Young was reported missing on Wednesday, January 2nd by his mother.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, the five defendants were at Young’s home when his roommate accused Young of stealing. Investigators say the defendants took Young to the basement, put a bag over his head, beat him with tools and took turns strangling him with a chain before ending his life with three gunshots.

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