Home invasion trial begins

By Bethany Knipp

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of crimes related to an October 2012 home invasion.

Levertis Horne is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated burglary. He is accused of robbing four roommates at gunpoint in a Chase Manhattan apartment Oct. 5, 2012.

Judge John Bosch is presiding. The prosecution is being handled by assistant county attorney Kendra Lewison. Horne is represented by Brenda Jordan.  The trial is scheduled to continue through Thursday.

During the jury selection process, it was suggested that the invasion was drug-related.

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