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Revenge Motivated Shooting

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware prosecutor says a shooting at a Wilmington soccer tournament that left three people dead was prompted by revenge, retaliation and the need to eliminate a witness.

The prosecutor told jurors Monday that 23-year-old Jeffrey Phillips and 38-year-old Otis Phillips were members of a gang that plotted the Eden Park attack in July 2012 after a friend was shot and killed at a Jamaican house party earlier that day.

Authorities say 47-year-old tournament organizer Herman Curry, a member of Wilmington's Jamaican immigrant community, also was targeted because he was a witness to a 2008 killing for which Otis Phillips was being sought.

Curry and 16-year-old Alexander Kamara Jr. were killed. A third suspect died after spectators returned fire.

The two defendants, who are not related, have pleaded not guilty.

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