The trial of an alleged Alton murderer is scheduled to begin today. 30-year-old Demetrius Lucas died after being shot at the Storey Manor Apartment complex on February 5, 2014. Police arrested 24-year-old Justin D. Vaughn of the 1,000 block of Easton Street a short time later. He is facing two counts of 1st Degree Murder and a single count of Unlawful Possession of Weapons by a Felon.
Alton Police Lieutenant Scott Golike told The Big Z at the time of the arrest Vaughn was taken into custody following what Alton Police describe as an intensive investigation.
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He says while there was not a lot of witness cooperation, the ones who did come forth proved to be helpful in making an arrest.