WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The second in a series of trials for inmates charged in a deadly Delaware prison riot began with defense attorneys warning jurors that prosecutors will rely on testimony from convicted criminals who can't be trusted.
Obadiah Miller, John Bramble, Kevin Berry and Abednego Baynes are all charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes in the February 2017 riot, during which prison guard Steven Floyd was killed and three other staffers taken hostage.
Prosecutors are relying heavily on testimony from some of the 108 other inmates who were in the building during the riot but were not among the 18 charged.
Defense attorneys warned jurors Monday that they can expect conflicting and unsubstantiated testimony against their clients.
The first trial of three inmates resulted in only one being convicted of murder.