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Virginia State University murder trial begins Thursday

CHESTER, VA (WWBT) -

The man accused of killing a Virginia State University student heads to trial Thursday.

19-year-old Brian Williams faces first degree murder charges in the death of 22-year-old Eric Wilkins. Police say Wilkins was shot and killed near off-campus apartments about a mile away from campus. Following the shooting, managers at the apartments asked police to step up patrols around the area.

A witness told a courtroom that he was with Williams the night of the shooting, and that Williams was the triggerman. Police say they don't believe Wilkins was the intended target.

Williams will be in court at 9 Thursday morning.

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