April 17, 2014
A first-year college student is going to trial next year to face charges that he murdered an acquaintance over a PlayStation console after a judge ruled today that enough evidence exists against the 19-year-old.
Cal State Fresno freshman Jonquel Brooks has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.
Police say Brooks opened fire on four men who accused him of stealing a Sony Playstation console and video game earlier this year.
Authorities allege Brooks killed 19-year-old Brant Daniels in the dispute and wounded two others.
Brooks' attorneys said their client was the victim of a home invasion robbery and questioned whether the game console found in his apartment belonged to the men.
If convicted, Brooks faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.