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updated: 6/16/2014 4:12 PM

Trial set for Lombard man accused of shooting ex's mother

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Jury selection will begin Tuesday in the trial of a Lombard man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's mother in an argument about a debit card.

Markeith Williams, 20, faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty of aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm. He's been held on $1 million bail for more than a year.

Prosecutors said Williams, of the 1100 block of Hunter Street in Lombard, was angry with his ex-girlfriend about their joint bank account in late January 2013 when he drove past her house and opened fire, striking her mother through a wall.

They say Williams sent a text message about 6 p.m. Jan. 22, 2013, threatening to shoot up his ex-girlfriend's Wheaton home after arguing with her about a bank account they shared.

Less than two hours later, after the ex-girlfriend refused to give him their debit card, Williams drove past her house and fired one shot from a 9 mm handgun, prosecutors said. The bullet tore through a wall and other items before striking the ex-girlfriend's mother in the shoulder while she was in bed watching TV.

Opening arguments are expected to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday before Judge Daniel Guerin in courtroom 4010.

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