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Trial Date Set for Superior Homicide Suspect

Updated: 02/05/2014 10:16 AM
Created: 02/05/2014 10:14 AM WDIO.com

A May trial date has been set for the Chicago man accused of shooting Toriano Cooper in Superior in 2012. Tiawain Albert Johnson faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 28 in Douglas County. The jury trial will begin May 19.

Johnson was arrested in June 2013 following more than a year of investigation.

Superior police say Johnson fatally shot Cooper in January 2012. Cooper was shot outside of a residence on the 1900 block of North 12th Street just after 10 a.m. on January 15, according to police.

Police said the investigation uncovered that a robbery incident, allegedly involving Cooper and Johnson, happened a few weeks prior to the shooting. They said the shooting is believed to be an act of retaliation for that robbery.

Johnson was released on Jan. 3 on a $1 million signature bond.

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