This is truly unusual. I wonder whether they are doing it to save money in these troubled times ™.
One jury will be considering the first-degree murder, kidnapping and lesser charges against 23-year-old Tyrone “Ty” Anderson and the other will consider second-degree murder, kidnapping and other charges against 22-year-old Isaiah “Freaky” Cleveland.
There are two juries, Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. explained in his opening remarks, because some evidence that is to be presented will be admissible against only one of the defendants.
The jury for the other defendant will be excused when that evidence is presented.
I don’t know anything about the case, but I predict that the prosecution had better be really careful, or the appeals lawyers will have a field day.