Capital murder trial begins for man accused of kidnapping, robbing Jackson doctor

Police say the victim in this case grabbed a gun and shot and killed Kennedy’s alleged accomplice.

Capital murder trial begins for man accused of kidnapping, robbing Jackson doctor

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The trial for the man facing capital murder charges in connection with the 2015 kidnapping and armed robbery of a Jackson doctor began Tuesday.

Andre Kennedy is charged with capital murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

Kennedy and 23-year-old Edwin Robinson forced the doctor at gunpoint from his home in the Eastover subdivision back in May 2015.

Police say the victim in this case grabbed a gun and shot and killed Kennedy’s alleged accomplice.

Kennedy was formerly a MDOC corrections officer.

The victim in this case will not face any charges in connection to that shooting death.

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