Trial over Avon murder set to begin

February 18, 2010

The man accused of committing the first murder in Avon since the town was incorporated more than 13 years ago goes on trial Thursday. John Cooper is charged with gunning down Michael Gelinas in the driveway of his mother's home last summer. Cooper's wife was the elderly woman's caregiver. She told police her husband and Gelinas got into an argument a week before the shooting. Cooper could face 45 to 65 years in prison if he's convicted.