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Trial scheduled for Jefferson City teen accused in shooting death of correctional officer

The Jefferson City teenager accused in the deadly shooting of a correctional officer could head to trial in the spring.

A three-day trial for Jahuan Whirley is scheduled to start the morning of May 4.

The prosecutor’s office charged Whirley in December with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said Whirley shot and killed 33-year-old Justin Kammerich at an apartment complex off of West Atchison Street in Jefferson City on Dec. 12.

A second 20-year-old victim survived the shooting.

Prosecutors charged Whirley, who was 16-years-old at the time of the shooting, as an adult in January.

He could appear at a court hearing on Jan. 7.

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