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Double Murder Trial Delayed
A Montgomery County judge has granted a delay in the trial of a former Towamencin Township resident accused of killing a man and a woman nearly two years ago. 19-year-old Khailyl Chambers (pictured here) is charged with two counts of first degree murder. His trial was set to start next month, and it has not yet been re-scheduled. The victims, 31-year-old Brian Palmer of Norristown and 22-year-old Jackie Scott of Wyndmoor, were ambushed as they left the Roo House Tavern on Willow Street in Norristown around closing time in June of 2009. Court documents say Chambers shot Scott twice at close range, and then turned and shot Palmer in the cheek, neck, arms, leg and hip. 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. Earlier reports indicated that Chambers wanted to get the driver, but investigators found that Palmer and Scott had no connection to Banjoman’s death, and Chambers was apparently angry because Palmer assaulted one of his friends.