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'Batman' assault trial underway in Jackson

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Testimony is underway in the Albert 'Batman' Donelson robbery and aggravated assault case. 

Donelson is accused of beating Robert Crosby, 21, in September of last year.

Crosby was found partially nude and badly beaten, stuffed in a shopping cart in front of the Star Grocery, which is less than a block from Donelson's home.   

Eric Lindsey, an acquaintance of Donelson is also charged in the case.  

During an interview with WLBT last year, Donelson said he was shot at two weeks before the incident and after witnessing someone snooping around his house, he defended himself, fearing for his life. 

Clothes with Crosby's blood were found inside Donelson's home weeks after the beating. 

Former Jackson Police Detective Richard Stevenson testified that Donelson had blood on his legs when they interviewed him.   

"I looked down on Mr. Donelson's legs and they appeared to be covered in a blood like substance," Stevenson said.

Also testifying was Antonio Marshall who received five years in prison after agreeing to testify against Donelson.  

Marshall testified that the three beat Crosby, took his wallet and jewelry before tying him to the shopping cart.

DNA tests revealed it was Crosby's blood.

Detectives also found a bloody shopping cart nearby, which was brought into the courtroom as evidence. 

Crosby is expected to be the last witness to testify for the prosecution.

Donelson and two other alleged "Wood Street Playaz" gang members were acquitted of murder in April of 2006. 

Donelson served six years for a gun possession charge. 

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Jury selection begins 'Batman' Donelson trial

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