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Teen's murder trial gets underway Monday

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A month-long jury trial begins Monday for a Winnipeg teen accused in a brazen fatal shooting of a young Winnipeg man inside a car in the Spence Neighbourhood area.

The youth was just 15 when he was arrested and charged with the second-degree murder of Trevor Abraham Harper, 20, on the evening of April 29, 2011.

His arrest came about a week after Harper was shot and seriously wounded in a lane near Portage Avenue and Young Street.

Police said Harper was with two other people inside a parked car when a group suddenly approached. One person tapped on the window of the vehicle with a gun and demanded everyone get out, police said. When the driver moved to reverse the vehicle and flee, a shot was fired, striking Harper.

Friends rushed him to the Health Sciences Centre, where he died hours later.

The well-liked young man was days away from becoming a father, his family said after he was killed.

The teen suspect was arrested on May 4, 2011 in Fort Richmond, many kilometres away from the crime scene.

james.turner@freepress.mb.ca

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