Opening arguments for the trial for Tymon Reed, accused of killing Van Horn High School student Javon Reilly on Sept. 19, 2016, are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse. Jury selection took place Monday.
Reed, 21, of Kearney, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Originally, he had been charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot Reilly, 16, about a block from Van Horn.
According to court documents, Reed shot Reilly several times after confronting him over some marijuana stolen by Reilly's friend. Reilly apparently tried to avoid confrontation and back away, then tried to wrestle the gun away after Reed pulled it out. As Reilly tried to get up and limp away after the initial shot, Reed shot him several more times.
One witness told police he recognized Reed from playing recreational basketball and had communicated with him on social media. Two other witnesses provided police with cell phone video of the shooting.
Reed has been out on bond since December 2016 after he posted the 10 percent of $200,000.