published Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Murder trial begins in 2011 death of teen girl stabbed with scissors

The murder trial of a 25-year-old Chattanooga woman began this morning in the 2011 stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl.

Prosecutors claim Temekia Reed stabbed Shaviya Vinson with a pair of purple-handled scissors during a street brawl at College Hill Courts public housing complex on Dec. 19, 2011.

A jury of six men and seven women was selected. One juror is black, the remaining jurors are white. Reed is black.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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