Jedarrius Meadows murder trial continues with video and audio tape evidence

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Jedarrius Meadows murder trial continued Friday.  State prosecutors used witness testimonies and video along with audio tapes as evidence.

Meadows is accused of killing 15-year-old Damion Clayton February 22, 2014.  Clayton was shot multiple times.  His body was found at the Macon Little League Baseball Field on Anthony Road.

Raylene Mays was a reluctant witness, who had to be escorted to the stand to testify.  Mays told the court a man named Roland Watson called her and admitted he was involved in Clayton’s killing.  Mays also testified Roland told her someone named “J.D.” shot and killed Clayton.

Jurors heard an audio tape of a recorded conversation between Meadows and a friend, while he was in the Bibb County Jail.

“Roland the one who pulled the trigger and Trey set it up and they were like they used your phone to set him up whatever like that,” said the woman on the recorded jail call.

In February 2015, Trevone Starks and Roland Watson were also murder suspects in Clayton’s death.

Bibb County Sheriff’s GANG Unit Supervisor Sgt. Cedric Penson testified Macon has a growing problem with street gangs.  A gang formerly known as “1012” is now called “Petey Family” and has nearly 50 members.

Penson told the court Clayton was going to testify in the Alyssa Jackson murder in December 2013.  Jackson was killed in a drive-by shooting, where Clayton was the target.  Penson claims that was the reason Clayton was killed.

“The Bloomfield gang felt like Jackson’s death was on Petey’s head,” said Penson.

The Meadows murder trial will continue Saturday, with the defense team presenting its case.

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