SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A trial of a man charged with the first homicide in a Massachusetts town in nearly a decade has started.

The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/2vgbMdI ) reports that the jury in the trial of 20-year-old Jorge Concepcion-Pesquera was scheduled to visit the scene of the shooting in Ludlow on Thursday. That was to be followed by opening statements.

Concepcion-Pesquera is charged with murder in the March 2016 shooting of Larry Santiago, who was shot multiple times as he sat inside a vehicle outside a bar.

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other but have not disclosed a motive.

It was Ludlow’s first homicide since 2007.

Concepcion-Pesquera disappeared after the shooting but turned himself in in New York City about a week later.

His attorney says it’s a case of mistaken identity.

Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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