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October 3, 2012
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FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 21, 2007 file photograph, Shalga Hightower, left, mother of Iofemi Hightower, one of the victims of the execution-style shootings that left three college students dead and one wounded in a Newark schoolyard, is consoled by a woman as they watch the court proceedings in Newark, N.J., of one of the men accused of the crime. The trial of Gerardo Gomez,the last of six defendants in the triple murder case, is scheduled to begin Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

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FILE - In this Monday Aug. 6, 2007 file photograph, Shalga Hightower, right, is consoled by family friend Cathy Rainey, at Hightower’s Newark, N.J. home, as she talks about her daughter, Iofemi Hightower, 20, who was killed in an execution-style shooting of four young friends in a schoolyard late Saturday night, Aug. 4, 2007. Iofemi Hightower, Terrance Aeriel, 18, and Dashon Harvey, 20 were killed. Aeriel’s 19-year-old sister, Natasha, was wounded. The trial of Gerardo Gomez,the last of six defendants in the triple murder case, is scheduled to begin Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

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FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 21, 2007 file photograph, from left, Dashon Harvey’s grandmother Dorothy Harvey, his father, James Harvey, and Shalga Hightower, mother of Iofemi Hightower, listen to the court proceedings in Newark, N.J., of one of the men accused of the execution-style shootings that left Dashon Harvey, Iofemi Hightower and another college student dead and one wounded in a Newark schoolyard. The trial of Gerardo Gomez,the last of six defendants in the triple murder case, is scheduled to begin Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.