MURPHYSBORO — The trial for the two suspects charged in the death of Carbondale musician Tim Beaty on Easter morning 2016 is set to begin next month.
Travis Tyler and John Ingram, both 23 and from Cape Girardeau, are set for a jury trial starting at 8:15 a.m. March 19 with jury selection.
Travis Tyler and John Ingram have been charged with first degree murder in the death of Tim Beaty, a Carbondale musician who was killed in a s…
Both men are charged with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with a shooting incident that took place on March 27, 2016. The shooting happened at a house party at 402 W. Walnut St. in Carbondale. Beaty was killed by a stray bullet. The incident also injured another man, Nehemiah Greenlee.
Currently, Ingram and Tyler are still being tried together. Tyler is represented by Scott Rosenblum of St. Louis and Ingram by Bryan Drew of Benton. Tuesday’s hearing didn’t offer much action other than the prosecutor and defense attorneys agreeing they are ready for trial. There is a status hearing scheduled for March 1 to make sure all parties are still on track.
According the indictment laying out the charges against the two men, Count 1 alleges that the defendants, acting in concert with each other and without lawful justification committed aggravated battery with a firearm by shooting at Greenlee, who was injured, and caused the death of Beaty.
The second count alleges that the defendants, acting in concert with each other and without lawful justification, committed aggravated battery with a firearm by discharging a firearm into a building on Walnut Street from outside the building when the defendants knew or reasonably shown have known the building was occupied. This action caused the death of Beaty.
A third man, Dwayne Dunn Jr., 23, was sentenced in May to 30 months of probation for his involvement in the shooting. He was also sentenced to pay a $5,000 fine and 200 hours of public service. He pleaded guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm.