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Jamal Smith found guilty on all 3 charges, including murder, in fatal Hwy 169 shooting

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Boughton family's yearlong wait for justice is over, even if it required an additional 16 hours for jury deliberations. "This family has stayed in the light," a tearful Kristin Boughton, the widow of Jay Boughton, said after a jury delivered a verdict convicting Jamal Smith of Boughton's murder. "That has been our guiding force and factor. We've stayed out of anger and we've stayed in the light."
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2nd day of deliberations underway in Jamal Smith trial

MINNEAPOLIS -- More than 10 hours of deliberations thus far is still not enough for a jury to reach a verdict in the trial for Jamal Smith, the man accused of gunning down youth baseball coach Jay Boughton.In a note to Judge Nicole Engisch Wednesday afternoon, the jury signaled it had reached a consensus on two of three counts levied against Smith, but members were "not sure" they could reach a consensus on the murder charge. The jurors then asked the judge what would happen to the other counts if the 12-member jury could not come to a unanimous decision."It is...

Jury deliberations underway in trial of Jamal Smith, accused in fatal road rage shooting

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Boughton family's yearlong wait for justice must wait at least one more day as jurors ended four hours of deliberations without a verdict. The 12-member jury formally received the case against Jamal L. Smith around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after attorneys delivered their closing arguments; Smith multiple charges related to the shooting death of Jay Boughton on July 6, 2021.

Jamal Smith denies shooting now in hands of jury

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The fate of a Chicago man charged in last summer’s shooting death of a baseball coach on Highway 169 in Plymouth is now in the hands of the jury. Jamal Smith took the stand in his own defense Monday, admitting to driving the S-U-V but claimed that he’s not the one who shot 56-year-old Jay Boughton. He told jurors that the music was loud, backseat passenger Brandon Smothers rolled down the window, and then he heard a loud boom. A deputy testified that Smith referred to himself as “a nationwide murderer” during a jail conversation. The jury is expected to begin deliberations late this morning (Tuesday).

Jury begins deliberations in Jamal Smith murder trial

MINNEAPOLIS — Did Jamal Smith fatally shoot youth baseball coach Jay Boughton on Highway 169 following a brief road rage encounter, or was a passenger in the defendant's rented Chevy Suburban responsible for the slaying?. A panel of jurors is now deliberating that question after both prosecutors and Smith's...

Prosecution could wrap case against Jamal Smith Monday

MINNEAPOLIS — The second week of the Jamal Smith murder trial is underway inside the Hennepin County Courthouse with prosecutors expected to wrap their case. Testimony will resume after jurors were sent home early Friday so Judge Nicole Engisch and attorneys could address "unexpected legal issues" involving the case against Smith, accused in last summer's fatal shooting of youth baseball coach Jay Boughton. Prosecutors say Smith killed Boughton following a short conflict as the two men drove their vehicles down Highway 169 in Plymouth.

Plymouth road rage murder: Jamal Smith takes stand in trial

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Both sides have rested their arguments in the case against alleged Highway 169 gunman Jamal Smith, who is charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder in the July 2021 deadly shooting that claimed the life of youth baseball coach Jay Boughton. Prosecutors have argued it was...

Testimony paused in Jamal Smith murder trial

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Testimony is paused in a high-profile murder trial in Hennepin County. Friday, jurors in the Jamal Smith trial were sent home as the court deals with "unexpected legal issues." Smith is on trial for allegedly killing Twin Cities youth baseball coach Jay Boughton. The prosecution claims Smith shot Boughton while driving on Highway 169 last year, killing him in front of his 15-year-old son. The defense claims there's no evidence to support Smith fired the gun.

Jury sent home in Jamal Smith trial; state to conclude testimony Monday

MINNEAPOLIS — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above originally aired on Thursday, July 14. Jurors in the Jamal Smith trial were sent home early Friday without hearing any testimony as the court dealt with "unexpected legal issues," including the judge's ruling to allow the prosecutors to play recorded jailhouse calls. Testimony is now expected to resume Monday, with the state likely to present its final witnesses.
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Judge bans yellow clothing in courtroom for Jamal Smith trial

MINNEAPOLIS -- The judge presiding over the trial for the man accused of killing a youth baseball coach has banned yellow clothing inside the courtroom. Jamal L. Smith faces multiple charges related to the shooting death of Jay Boughton on July 6, 2021. When testimony began on Monday, dozens of Boughton's family, friends and ballplayers were in attendance at the Hennepin County Courthouse, all of them dressed in yellow shirts.