URBANA ó A witness in a trial in Champaign County has been shot to death, and authorities say the defendant didnít show up for the trialís opening.
Urbana police tell The (Champaign) News-Gazette that 29-year-old Curtis Mosley was fatally shot Monday night at an Urbana apartment.
Mosley was scheduled to testify Tuesday in the trial of 23-year-old Ardis Fenn. Fenn has pleaded not guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm in the June 12 shooting of Mosley.
A jury was selected Monday in Fennís trial, but court officials say he didnít show up on Tuesday. He was free on bond.
Fennís public defender hasnít immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.
Judge Tom Difanis has issued a warrant for Fennís arrest.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.