Trial set for teen ac­cused of man’s June 2016 murder

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - DARRYL WELCH dwelch@cov­

Jury selec­tion for the trial of a Cov­ing­ton teen ac­cused in the June 2016 murder of a man who gave him and two friends a ride is sched­uled to be­gin Mon­day morn­ing.

An­ta­vian Love, who was 16 at the time of his ar­rest, will go on trial April 10 for the murder of En­rique Ramirez Trejo. Trejo’s body was found in a drainage cul­vert on Lower River Road, shot mul­ti­ple times, hours af­ter he was seen on video giv­ing a ride to three teens from a gas sta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to pre­vi­ous state­ments from the New­ton County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice, Trejo was em­ployed at El Charo Restau­rant on Cov­ing­ton By­pass Road.

Love was ar­rested when he and oth­ers ran from a traf­fic stop af­ter Trejo’s 1999 Ford Ex­pe­di­tion was spot­ted by law en- force­ment on Brown Bridge Road.

Love is also charged with armed rob­bery, ag­gra­vated as­sault, theft by re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty and pos­ses­sion of a firearm dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a felony.

Check on­line at cov­ for up­dates on this trial through­out the week.


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