The trial of a Waterloo man charged in the shooting death of a woman is delayed. Jury selection was scheduled to start yesterday in the trial of 26-year-old Shawn Washington, but a judge postponed the trial to give defense attorneys more time to prepare. Washington and his 21-year-old brother, Joseph are both charged with first-degree murder in last October’s fatal shooting of Thyanna Parson of Waterloo. The brothers were going to be tried together, but prosecutors say Joseph Washington is working on a plea agreement that will likely result in him testifying against Shawn Washington. A new trial date hasn’t been set. Last week, two other Waterloo brothers — 22-year-old Racardious Spates and 28-year-old Christopher Spates, received life sentences for their first-degree murder convictions in the same crime. A third set of brothers are scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow for their involvement in the shooting. 18-year-old Dorondis Cooper and 27-year-old Damien Spates were initially charged with first-degree murder in Parson’s death, but both pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
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