Trial begins for pair charged in Delray double murder

Paso Reynolds
Pasco Reynolds

A trial began Wednesday for two men accused of killing two people in a 2012 robbery at a Delray Beach beauty supply and convenience store.

Pasco Reynolds, 26, and Travis L. Jackson, 27, are charged in the murders of 68-year-old Alfonso Hunter and 52-year-old Reginald Taylor, who were shot and killed on Dec. 23, 2013 during a robbery at the store at 945 West Atlantic Avenue.

Last year, jurors convicted the alleged getaway car driver, Marcus Jerry, and he was sentenced to life in prison.

The three were indicted in 2014, although two were already in custody at the time.

Travis L. Jackson
Travis L. Jackson

The murders happened less than a day after an armed robbery at the Community Market, just west of the beauty-supply store at 1130 W. Atlantic Ave. Jackson was arrested in connection with the Community Market robbery on two counts of attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, armed robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Jerry was arrested about a week later on charges related to two separate criminal cases. One involved the September death of a woman who was his girlfriend, but that death was later ruled a suicide. The other involved a December carjacking that took place outside the apartment of another of Jerry’s girlfriends.

Assistant State Attorneys Reid Scott and Terri Skiles and defense attorneys Ruth Estes-Martinez and Thomas Weiss, along with Assistant Public Defenders Elizabeth Ramsey and David McPherrin, made opening statements in the case Wednesday, and jurors in the early afternoon saw photos from the murder scene.

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