CLEVELAND — The murder trial of Tevin-Biles Thomas, a U.S. Army soldier and the brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles, begins Friday.
Biles-Thomas is charged with murder in a 2018 New Year's Eve party shooting in Cleveland that left three men dead. He pleaded not guilty.
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Authorities said gunfire broke out when a group of men arrived uninvited to a party. Nineteen-year-old DelVaunte Johnson, 21-year-old Toshaun Banks, and 23-year-old DeVaughn Gibson were killed.
In September 2019, after Biles-Thomas was arrested and charged, Simone Biles tweeted that her "heart aches for everyone involved."
In May, a judge declared a mistrial in the murder of Biles-Thomas.
Jurors told the judge during the third day of deliberations that copies of legal briefs from Tevin Biles-Thomas’ lawyers and prosecutors were among the evidence given to them during deliberations.
The paperwork included arguments over whether Biles-Thomas might have acted in self-defense.
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