The trial for two people charged in connection with the October 2015 Carver Village triple murder began on Monday.
According to a press release from Savannah-Chatham Metro Police from Oct. 22, 2015, officers responded to the 800 block of Lynah Street just after 8 a.m. for a wellness check after a tip that the front door was open.
The press release said officers found three victims with gunshot wounds inside. Investigators confirmed 19-year-old Alexis Kitchens, 21-year-old Kiana Marshall, and 18-year-old Isaiah Martin were the three victims.
According to a SCMPD press release from Dec. 23, 2015, arrest warrants were served to 22-year-old James Angelo Hampton and 18-year-old Dwayne Leonard Abney in the Chatham County Detention Center in connection with the shootings. The two were serving time for unrelated charges.
On Dec. 24, 2015, police arrested 18-year-old Diamond Butler in Ann Arbor, Michigan in connection with the shootings, according to a separate press release.
The press release said investigators believed the shootings stemmed from an ongoing tenant dispute between Marshall and Butler.
The state said Butler accepted a plea deal prior to the trial starting. Abney and Hampton are facing a range of charges including conspiracy to commit a crime, felony and malice murder, burglary in the first degree, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
The trial is expected to last through the week.