Family, friends prepare for long-awaited murder trial

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By Kacie Goode

The murder trial for Alexander Cole Roberts is set to start Wednesday in Nelson County Circuit Court. It’s a day for which the victim’s family has waited more than a year.

“We are asking everyone to be there and to rally together that day,” said Monica Mitchell, aunt of Rasheed Javon Wickliffe, who died from a puncture wound to the neck Dec. 1, 2015.

Roberts is charged with Wickliffe’s murder, but the teen’s trial has been pushed back repeatedly, and the delays have had the family questioning the local justice system.

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