Ronald Taylor

Ronald Taylor

The trial of a Kansas City man is set to get underway in Independence Monday morning.

Jackson County Prosecutors charged Ronald Taylor, 34, with first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree assault.

Taylor is accused of fatally shooting Lonzo Lamar, 28, and critically wounding Victor Howard at the Hawthorne Place apartments near North Dover Street and Highway 24 in August 2011.

Taylor will go before Judge Charles McKenzie and the jury at 9 a.m.