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Posted on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 7:18 p.m.

Washtenaw County jury hears testimony in 2006 fatal beating case

By John Counts

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Jonathan Aiden

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

A Washtenaw County jury this week has been hearing testimony in the case of 32-year-old Jonathan Aiden, who is accused of open murder in the beating death of a man at a Scio Township car dealership in 2006, the Dexter Leader reports.

Aiden's uncle, Shane Roscoe, was convicted of the murder last year and was sentenced to life in prison.

Aiden is accused of helping Roscoe beat 55-year-old William Kenney to death during a break-in. Roscoe was convicted of breaking into the dealership, stealing auto equipment and materials and beating Kenney, an employee.

Aiden now faces five charges: open murder, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, safe-breaking, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit safe-breaking.

The trial, which started Monday, is expected to continue throughout the week at the Washtenaw County Trial Court, the Leader reports.

Read the Dexter Leader article.

John Counts covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at johncounts@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.