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Nouman Raja's trial now set for February

Posted at 9:04 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 11:51:03-04

Jury selection is now scheduled to take place on Feb. 22 in the trial of ex-Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja, a judge said during a hearing Friday.

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Raja is accused of unjustly shooting and killing local drummer Corey Jones in 2015.

The trial, which has been repeatedly delayed, is expected to last about three weeks.

Raja's stand your ground defense in the fatal shooting was denied in June.

“Justice will prevail," Jones' dad Clinton Jones Sr. said. "We believe in the judicial system and we believe that we are going to get justice in this matter.”

The Jones family has been very involved throughout the process.

“We’re happy everything is moving along and we’re looking forward to this being resolved and over with,” Jones added.