Trial underway in Columbus for suspect charged with murder of man on Grant Rd.

Trial underway in Columbus for suspect charged with murder of man on Grant Rd.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A 2017 Columbus murder trial is underway in Columbus.

Eddie Clayton is facing a jury in the shooting death of Robert Lockhart. The fatal shooting happened during a gathering on Grant Road in July 2017.

The trial began Tuesday.

Lockhart was taken to St. Francis Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Clayton was arrested soon after the shooting and has been awaiting a trial.

Stay with News Leader 9 for updates on the trial.

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