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Shooting suspect to stand for his defense

Thirty-year-old Champaign, Illinois resident Micah Hopkins was recently tried before the Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd for charges of first-degree murder, the News-Gazette reported on April 8.

This was the same day that Hopkins was slated to stand for his own defense. Hopkins was accused of shooting and killing Allen Redding, 26, who used to be his friend before a dispute arose about money.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Shiping Bao, said Redding could have remained alive with seven gunshot wounds but not the eighth, as the bullet pierced through his aorta and resulted in internal bleeding that quickly killed him.

A gun was found next to Redding, and witnesses have various accounts that include a second shooter.

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