Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ikegwuonu trial under way

A bench trial for Eagles cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu is under way.

Ikegwuonu trial under way

A bench trial for Eagles cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu is under way.

Ikegwuonu was charged with residential burglary and criminal trespassing for allegedly breaking into a DeKalb, Illinois townhouse with his brother and possibly attempting to steal an Xbox.

His brother, Bill, was found not guilty in April.

Jack Ikegwuonu waived his right to a jury trial.

“It is the defendant’s choice whether to waive a jury trial,” prosecutor Julie Trevarthen told the Daily Chronicle. “He is entitled to make that decision, and he decided this morning.”

Per the article, a police officer testified Monday, saying the brothers were questioned separately four times and gave a different version of their stories each time.

Ikegwuonu's attorney told the judge that the brothers were looking for a party at the time of the incident.

Michael Britton, one of the residents at the townhouse, said no party was planned, and the brothers were not invited there.

The Eagles selected Ikegwuonu in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2008 draft.

The trial is scheduled to resume today at 10 a.m. I'll try to keep my eye on the reports and update the details as necessary.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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