Jury selection continues for Everrick Houston, accused of murdering pregnant teen Crystal Johnson

BRADENTON, Fla. - Jury selection continues Tuesday for a second suspect in the shooting death of a pregnant Bradenton woman.

Susan Moore's granddaughter, Lariah, should have been starting school this Fall.  Moore said she counts all the milestones missed since her pregnant daughter, Crystal Johnson, was fatally shot five years ago.

Now, the second man accused in the killing is set to stand trial in Manatee County.

"It's just a hard pain you can never get over as a mother, losing a child, especially if you have to watch that child pass," said Moore.

Moore not only lost her daughter and granddaughter, but she watched both die.  Moore was at home with her daughter in the early morning hours of July 12, 2009 when two armed men kicked in their front door and began firing shots.

"I don't know either one of the guys," Moore said.

At the time of the shooting, Moore and her daughters lived at the DeSoto Village Apartments in the 3800 block of 5th Street East in Bradenton.

She recalls her daughter falling to the ground after being shot in the neck.   Crystal died in her mother's arms.  She was six months pregnant.

Doctors delivered Crystal's baby girl via C-section.  Crystal had already chosen the name Lariah for the baby and started a scrapbook and diary.  Lariah lived for eight hours before passing away.

"I cry every night," Moore said.

Gregory Kennon and Everrick Houston were eventually charged in the case.

A jury convicted Kennon in 2012.

However, the case against Houston was dropped when a judge ruled that evidence was inadmissible because it was not obtained with the proper search warrant.

Moore thought she would never see justice for her daughter.

"It's almost like he feels untouchable," Moore said.

In 2013, murder charges were once again filed against Houston.  Prosecutors say DNA evidence collected at the scene matches Houston.

A grand jury indicted Houston on two counts of first-degree capital murder and armed burglary in April 2013.  Houston, at the time, was serving a federal prison sentence for drug charges.

Houston was slated to be released from federal prison in October 2014.

Jury selection in his double homicide case is currently under way.  The trial is set to begin July 14.

Moore plans to testify.

"It's hard to look at him because he denies ever having anything to do with it," Moore said.

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