Man being tried in fatal shooting of deliveryman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A young man accused of luring a pizza delivery man into a robbery where he was fatally shot is on trial in Memphis.

Dean Heath was 17 in 2009, when Stephen Faulkner was killed. Prosecutors told the jury on Tuesday that a bogus pizza order was phoned in and the delivery address was a vacant house, two doors down from where Health lived, according to The Commercial Appeal.

Two others will be tried later in the killing of Faulkner, who was 29. They are 25-year-old Jeremy Williams and 20-year-old Lavette Coleman.

Defense attorney Charles Mitchell told jurors his client was "the dupe," saying he was at the scene of the crime, but that Williams killed Faulkner.

Prosecutor Ray Lepone told the jury Heath bragged to friends that he "shot the pizza man."

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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