Jury Selection Underway For Rochester Man’s Murder Trial
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A murder trial got underway this morning in Olmsted County Court.
A spokesperson says jury selection began for 25-year-old Ayub Iman's trial on a second-degree murder charge. He is the second person to stand trial for his alleged involvement in the execution-style shooting death of 28-year-old Garad Roble in March 2019.
33-year-old Muhidin Abukar went to trial in December, facing a second-degree murder charge, but the jury could not reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. The Olmsted County Attorney's Office previously announced it would retry Abukar and his second trial in the case is scheduled to take place in May.
Iman and Abukar are accused of taking Roble to a rural road on the southeast edge of Rochester, where the victim was shot multiple times in the early hours of March 5, 2019. The two men were charged in the case after investigators used cell phone tracking data to link them to the location where the murder occurred and where the murder weapon was recovered.
Iman is currently being held on $1 million bail, while the bail for Abukar is set at $10 million.