Full coverage of the Sutton shooting trial
∎ Corey Sutton, then 36, admitted to shooting Zachery Drew, then 20, twice on the morning of Dec. 2, 2012, in a mobile home at 21 Sunset Drive in Orange. Sutton is now on trial before a jury in Franklin Superior Court. Nobody disputes that Sutton shot Drew twice. The question is whether it was done in self-defense. On Monday, the defense and prosecution gave their opening arguments.
∎ On Tuesday, the jury heard from the first witnesses in the case against Corey Sutton, who was 36 at the time of the shooting of Zachery Drew on Dec. 2, 2012. The arguments of the defense and prosecution both hinge on the events that led up to the shooting.
∎ Did a 20-year-old Orange man have a weapon in hand when he was shot with two .45-caliber slugs? The trial of Corey Sutton of Turners Falls could hang on the answer to that question. In the third day of the trial Wednesday, jurors heard from shooting victim Zachery Drew and Drew’s aunt, Danielle Berry, who was romantically involved with Sutton at the time of the Dec. 2, 2012 shooting. Sutton was 36, and Drew was 20.
∎ If a jury is to convict Corey Sutton of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s nephew, they must agree that Sutton did not act in self- defense. Three days of testimony and evidence, however, have failed to produce two similar accounts of the events that led to the shooting of Zachery Drew. Both sides rested their cases Thursday, and will deliver closing arguments today. Whether jurors find Sutton guilty depends on which version of events they believe.
∎ Lawyers present closing arguments in a case where there are several versions of what may have happened when Corey Sutton shot Zachery Drew. Now it is up to the jury.