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Trial of Quincy man charged in 2015 shooting death pushed to August

Steven Gavin
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 13, 2018 6:25 pm Updated: Jun. 13, 2018 6:52 pm

QUINCY -- The trial of a Quincy man charged in the 2015 shooting death of another Quincy man has been delayed at least a month.

Steven E. Gavin's attorney, Public Defender Christopher Pratt, asked that the case be continued to the August jury trial docket during a status hearing Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Pratt told Judge Robert Adrian that he was still waiting on a final report from an expert, as well as some phone records.

Gavin, 55, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery in connection with the Nov. 23, 2015, shooting death of 48-year-old Carlous Wires at Wires' home at 706 N. Fourth.

He is accused of shooting Wires over a disagreement about a drug purchase.

Gavin is being held in the Adams County Jail on $5 million bond. He will return to court July 18 for a status hearing.

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