Jury selection begins Monday for a man accused of fatally gunning down two teens in 2008 in front of an Atlantic City home.
Phillip Fano, 19, of Hammonton, and Michael Nelson, 16, of Atlantic City, were among a group of males standing in front of a residence on the 1000 block of North Ohio Avenue just before 6 p.m. June 22, 2008, when they were shot at from a car.
The two teens were each hit in the head. They later died at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus.
Kory McClary was charged with two counts of murder in May 2010, while he was jailed in Chilton County, Ala., on unrelated charges.
In the meantime, McClary has served a nearly 2½-year burglary sentence that ended this past March.
The day before the shooting, McClary and an unnamed accomplice drove along Caspian Avenue in Atlantic City and fired shots at the home of Lisa and David Hood, according to allegations previously released by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
Two bullets hit the house and a third went through the bathroom and into the wall of the bedroom where Lisa Hood was sleeping.
That same day, McClary and an accomplice also allegedly shot at a home on the 700 block of Drexel Avenue, the same street where Nelson lived.
No one was hurt in either of those shootings.
In addition to murder, McClary is charged with conspiracy, six counts of aggravated assault and weapons offenses. He is jailed on $1 million full cash bail. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.
Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday morning before Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury. The trial is estimated to last about two weeks.
Robert Gamburg is defending McClary. Assistant Prosecutor Dave Ruffenach is representing the state.
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