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Thursday, October 03, 2019 1:02 pm

Jurors deliberating in Underwood murder trial

Matthew LeBlanc | The Journal Gazette

Jurors are deliberating in the murder trial of a Fort Wayne man charged with murder in the 2017 shooting death of Terrance Miles, a popular assistant football coach and elementary school administrative assistant.

Miles was killed May 19, 2017, outside East Central Towers, an apartment complex east of downtown.

Henry E. Underwood, 25, is charged with murder, felony murder and attempted robbery.

Jaevin Bowie, 23, was with Underwood that night and testified Wednesday he saw Underwood shoot Miles.

Defense attorneys have argued Bowie killed Miles and lied to investigators.

Investigators said Bowie and Underwood were "rifling through vehicles" at the complex when Miles emerged from one of the buildings there. Bowie said he heard Miles say he didn't have any money before Underwood shot him.

Defense attorney Aaron Stoll told jurors in closing arguments no one saw Underwood fire at Miles. Bowie also changed his story several times in interviews with police, Stoll said.

Allen County Deputy Prosecutor Jeff Stineburg said testimony from other witnesses and surveillance video corroborates Bowie's version of events.

"Henry saw an opportunity to rob someone," Stineburg said. "He killed (Miles)."

mleblanc@jg.net