Pretrial Held for Craigslist Murder Suspects

A woman testified in the case of the Craigslist murder

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    An eyewitness took the stand during a pretrial hearing of three men accused in the murder of a Mission Beach teenager during a Craigslist deal gone bad.

    Gang members Rashon Abernathy, Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan are accused of killing 18-year-old Garrett Berki on May 11. Berki and his girlfriend had gone to Paradise Hills to pick up a laptop computer advertised for sale on Craigslist.

    Elizabeth Reilly told her account on Wednesday of that night and how she helped Berki's girlfriend moments after the shooting.

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    “She threw open the car door and came flying out of the car yelling  do you have a cell phone can you call 911 he's been shot, he's been shot,” Reilly testified.

    The defendants are all charged with murder, even though prosecutors say only one of them fired a gun.

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    The three teens have pleaded "not guilty."