Murder Defendant Wants Trial Moved From Montco Courts
A Former Towamencin Township resident accused of killing a man and a woman in June of last year wants his trial moved out of Montgomery County.
19-year-old Khailyl Chambers (pictured here) is charged with two counts of first degree murder. His lawyer says pre-trial publicity in all media including radio, TV and newspapers, makes a fair trial in the county impossible. Victims Brian Palmer of Norristown and Jackie Scott of Wyndmoor were ambushed as they left the Roo House Tavern on Willow Street in Norristown around closing time. Court documents say Chambers shot Scott twice at close range, and then turned and shot palmer in the cheek, neck, arms, leg and hip. The apparent motive was revenge. Five days earlier the defendant’s 19-year-old cousin, Ryan Banjoman of Norristown, died when she flew off the passenger seat of a motorcycle and into the Schuylkill River when the driver hit a concrete guardrail on the Dannehower Bridge on Route 202. Chambers wanted to get the driver, but investigators found that Palmer and Scott had no connection to Banjoman’s Death. Earlier this year 21-year-old Julian Mansfield of Norristown pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle in that incident.