Jury Selection Commences For City Man Charged With Murder

MAYVILLE – Jury selection is under way for a man set to stand trial for the 2017 murder of Dyllan Ownbey in the City of Jamestown. 

A Chautauqua County Court Clerk tells WNY News Now that two jurors were selected Wednesday in front of Judge David W. Foley in the case against Tavion Turner . Ten more jurors, along with alternates, are needed for arguments to begin.

Turner is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of Dyllan Ownbey.

Turner is facing two counts of second-degree murder because the allegation is that the killing was intentional and that it occurred during a felony.

Authorities, however, haven’t provided specifics regarding the felony.

Ownbey, of Jamestown, was stabbed to death on Nov. 28, 2017, after the Jamestown Police Department said he was involved in an altercation with another person on Willard Street at Peterson Street.

Turner was indicted in May 2019 in Chautauqua County Court. He was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail on $1 million cash bail.


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