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Jury selection begins in murder trial of three defendants accused in shooting death of Asiyanna Jones

Is virus weakening defense in 2017 Pittsfield homicide?

Gary Linen is shown during his 2018 arraignment on a first-degree murder charge. Jury selection began Monday for his trial. Also on trial will be two other people, Elizabeth Perez and Carey Pilot, also charged in connection with the 2017 death of Asiyanna Jones. 

PITTSFIELD — After five years in waiting, as a murder case wound its way through pretrial motions and pandemic delays, those close to the defendants and victim, a 22-year-old Pittsfield woman, are getting their day in court.

On Monday, jury selection began in the trial of Gary Linen, Elizabeth Perez and Carey Pilot.

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Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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