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State looks to rest in capital murder trial

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By Megan Gray / Staff Writer

Testimony for the state is expected to rest this morning in the capital murder trial of a Dallas man who allegedly shot and killed a 34-year-old man in a Denton County home.

Keven Alvino Young Sr., 33, is being tried in the shooting of Desmond Pope, also of Dallas, in the garage of Young’s ex-girlfriend’s house in Carrollton on Oct. 30, 2010.

“The state's case is moving along quickly,” Jamie Beck, first assistant with the district attorney’s office said.

Young’s ex-girlfriend, Ebony Chandler, testified along with her sister, Lashondra Chandler, on behalf of state prosecutors Michael Graves and Rick Daniel.

Ebony Chandler, according to a Carrollton police affidavit, was the mother of two children with Young.

Lashondra Chandler was nearby when the shooting occurred. Lashondra Chandler told police Young had his hand on the gun in his pants pocket and she could see the butt of the handle sticking out of the pocket. According to an arrest affidavit, Young walked past her into the garage where Pope was standing. While young was walking past, she covered her ears and turned her head when she heard a loud bang, records indicate.

“The eye witnesses described the violence that they witnessed that day and that Keven Young was responsible for it,” Beck said.

After the shooting, Young fled in a red Chevrolet Blazer before surrendering to the Denton County Sheriff’s Office two days later.

Before the trial began, Lewisville based defense attorney Carlton Hughes, said he is defending a man presumed innocent.

The capital murder trial is being held this week before Judge Bruce McFarling in the 362 District Court.