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Jury trial in death of former James City supervisor begins March 2

Jury trial in death of former James City supervisor begins March 2

A jury will not visit the site where a 23-year-old York County man is accused of accidentally shooting and killing a Grafton-area resident.

Brandon Bartlett is charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say he accidentally shot and killed David Ware, Jr., a 68-year-old who served on the James City County Board of Supervisors in the 1970s.

Bartlett was charged with second-degree murder after the Dec. 19, 2014 shooting; the charge was reduced in July 2015.

Ware’s body was found with an unfired shotgun in the marsh reeds behind Bartlett’s home on the 1900 block of Lakeside Drive.

At the time, neighbors told investigators Ware was hunting a fox that...

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