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Longtime friend of defendant takes stand in 2015 Hahn Village deadly robbery

A childhood friend of the defendant testified in court Wednesday about the night his younger brother was killed in a robbery.

Patrick Neely took the stand on the second day of testimony in the trial for Rashawan Carter, 27, of Aiken. Carter has pleaded not guilty to being a part of a May 2015 home invasion at a Brown Lane residence in Hahn Village that ended with the death of one of Carter’s friends, 21-year-old Darius Scruggs.

Solicitors say Carter and Scruggs helped plan the robbery, along with Richard Jackson, 26, of Augusta, and Rodriquez Kintrell Jackson, 26, of Aiken.

Scruggs died after he was shot in the head during the incident, and solicitors said one of the other three men was a lookout.

Neely, Scrugg’s older brother, was called to testify Wednesday by State Solicitor Beth Ann Young.

Neely said he grew up with Carter and had known him for most of his life.

Neely explained

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Kevin Hart shines spotlight on minority stand-up comics in Twin Cities

Kevin Hart’s performance at Target Center during Super Bowl weekend is sure to draw lots of attention, but the comedian also snuck into the Twin Cities earlier this year to host an episode of his stand-up series, “Hart of the City 2,” which premieres Friday night on Comedy Central.

The star of the upcoming movie, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” helped keep his appearance under the radar by choosing to tape at Baddies Comedy Co., a relatively new St. Paul venue, rather than Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy or Acme Comedy Company.

Hart did tape segments at First Avenue where he makes a few jokes about “Purple Rain” and threatens to post his image on the club’s Star Wall. Neither bit resonates as much as much as the sharp material from the four local comics he spotlights. Greg

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