Trial set to begin in New Haven double killing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former New Haven man is set to go on trial on charges he opened fire on a city street and killed two innocent bystanders in 2000.

Thirty-five-year-old Graig Hines was arrested two years ago in a police cold case investigation into the killings of 21-year-old Lakeia Vaughn and 26-year-old Lamont Brockenberry. The New Haven Register reports that Hines’ trial on murder and weapons charges is expected to begin Monday in New Haven Superior Court.

Police say Vaughn was sitting in a car and Brockenberry was standing with a group of people nearby when they were shot. Authorities say the shooter’s target was a man who was standing outside Vaughn’s car and talking with her at the time of the shooting.

Hines has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: New Haven Register

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