LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Almost four years after the murder of a local marine, his accused killers are going to trial. Lexington police say that Jonathan Price was shot and killed during a robbery in June 2014.
Police say that on June 21, 2014, Lance Corporal Jonathan Price and his wife, Megan, were leaving a Lexington bar after a late night when they were approached by two men with a gun. The men demanded money and then police say they shot the couple.
Megan survived, but Jonathan did not.
"It just amazes me that somebody could just walk up to someone and do this to just a random person," said Heather Perraut, a friend of the couple.
It was almost a year before anyone was charged with the crime.
In June 2015, Quincinio Canada and Dawam Mulazim were charged with murder, robbery, and assault. The two were already in jail before the indictment. Police said that after Price was killed, Canada and Mulazim went on a crime spree that included car chases, robberies, and another shooting.
After three years of hearings and court appearances, their trial is set to begin.
A motion to try the two suspects separately was denied by the judge. Jury selection will continue through next week.
The trial is scheduled to begin on June 11 and is expected to run for three weeks.