CORRECTION: Court records show Johnson has waived his right to a jury trial and will now allow a judge to determine his case through a court trial.

ST. CLOUD -- The trial of a man charged in connection to a fatal stabbing at the Red Carpet begins Monday.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Johnson is charged with two counts of 2nd-degree murder. He is one of three men charged in the murder of 29-year-old Unity McGill in December 2019.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lawrence Johnson and 28-year-old Bryant Stephenson were also charged in the case. A jury found Lawrence Johnson guilty of 2nd-degree murder last October.

Bryant Stephenson (left) and Lawrence Johnson - Stearns County Jail
Bryant Stephenson (left) and Lawrence Johnson - Stearns County Jail

The men are accused of stabbing McGill on the bar's dance floor following a fight with another man. Security removed the three after the initial altercation, but according to court records, surveillance video shows them sneaking back into the bar and attacking McGill.

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Stephenson has a settlement conference scheduled for April 12th. Lawrence Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17th.


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