The trial for the third suspect in David Grunwald’s murder will begin Wednesday morning.

Bradley Renfro, who will be 19 at the end of the month, is one of four people accused of shooting and killing 16-year-old Grunwald in November 2016.

A jury convicted co-defendant Erick Almandinger of first-degree murder in May 2018; Dominic Johnson was also found guilty of first-degree murder in December 2018.

Renfro was initially supposed to be tried together with co-defendant Austin Barrett. Judge Gregory Heath severed their trials just two days before it was expected to begin. The judge moved the trial to Fairbanks because the attention surrounding Almandinger’s and Johnson’s trials was making it difficult to find an impartial jury in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

It took nearly a month for the court to find enough jurors for Johnson’s trial. Jury selection in Fairbanks for Renfro’s trial took only a week.

Opening statements begin Wednesday at 10 a.m.

KTVA will livestream the trial on our Facebook page with the permission of the Grunwald family.

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