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Greensboro man to stand trial again in 2013 apartment shooting

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Jovon Derrell Clarke

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A judge declared a mistrial in a first-degree murder case after a police officer called a Greensboro man a gang member, and now, nine months later, that man will stand trial again.

Jovon Derrell Clarke, 31, of 924 E. Cone Blvd., Apt. C, in Greensboro is charged in the shooting death April 24, 2013, of 28-year-old Michael Thomas McLaurin.

Judge Lindsay Davis Jr. declared a mistrial in March after Greensboro Police Detective David Ciciarelli testified that Clarke was a validated gang member. Davis said the statement was prejudicial.

Clarke is accused of shooting McLaurin multiple times outside the Margate at Cone Apartment complex.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record