Opening statements in Florida tourists murder trial
Teenage gunman Shawn Tyson has been found guilty in Florida of the murders of former Sheffield students James Kouzaris and James Cooper
The jury in the trial of Shawn Tyson, accused of murdering ex- Sheffield University students James Kouzaris and James Cooper to be sworn in
A court in America has heard how former Sheffield University students James Kopuzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, were partially undressed when they were found shot dead in a rundown part of Florida last year. 17 year old Shawn Tyson has denied two counts of murder.
The case is generating big interest in the local community of Sarasota where the two men were shot. This report by the local paper, The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, shows even the process of jury selection is coming in for close scrutiny.
The opening statements are expected to be heard today at the trial of an American teenager who's accused of the murders of two students from Sheffield University in Florida last year. Shawn Tyson, 16, is charged with the murders of James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25. Read more here.
A trial of the suspected murderer of two Sheffield University students who were killled while holidaying in Florida is due to begin.Shawn Tyson is accused of shooting dead James Kozaris and James Cooper after they found themselves in the district of Newton in Sarasota following a night out.
Andy Bevan reports from Florida for ITV News