Trial begins for Brooklyn man accused of killing Schenectady High School athlete

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. —
Opening statements begin in the trial of the man accused of killing a Schenectady
High School basketball standout back in 2011.

James Wells, 31, is
charged with murder in Schenectady County Court in the shooting death of
15-year old Eddie Stanley, back in June of that year.

Wells' indictment stated a
shootout began after a disagreement at a party in the city, attended by both Wells
and Stanley.

Authorities said Stanley was shot five times.

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