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Trial to begin Monday shooting case of former La Salle, Villanova lax standout DiDonato in front of TV studio last year

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 2/2/11

The trial of PA Commonweath v Gerald Ung in connection with the shooting of former La Salle College High and Villanova University lacrosse standout Eddie DiDonato is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Philadelphia County Courthouse.

Ung, 29, is charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault, Possession of an Instrument of Crime with Intent, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The incident occurred early on the morning of Jan. 17 at 4th and Market streets outside the Fox 29 TV station in Philadelphia’s Old City section.

DiDonato, 24, of Blue Bell, was shot six times at close range following an altercation involving Ung.

Jury selection will commence Monday morning.

DiDonato – a member of La Salle’s 2004 state championship team and a two-time captain at Villanova – spent a month in the Intensive Care Unit at Jefferson University Hospital following the shooting. He continues to recover. will post continuing coverage of the trial.

For past coverage of DiDonato’s rehabilitation and recovery, see links below.

No. 1 Story of the Year: DiDonato’s will and spirit helped him recover from six gunshots

Eddie DiDonato shows progress in his rehab: ‘Every day I feel lucky to be here’

Eddie DiDonato continues rehab: ‘I have learned patience … and about humility’

Eddie DiDonato gives first interview: ‘The first thing I remember’ after the shooting

Alleged shooter of Philly lacrosse standout DiDonato is bound for court on charge of attempted murder

Lacrosse star Eddie DiDonato to give first interview since Philadelphia shooting

Best friend: DiDonato continues to make great recovery after ninth operation since Old City shooting

DiDonato remains in fair condition as recovery from weekend scare continues

Former Villanova captain DiDonato upgraded to fair condition after major scare caused by infection

DiDonato’s condition stabilizes after being moved back into Intensive Care; is downgraded to critical

DiDonato’s former teammate: ‘It’s pretty incredible how lucky and strong he’s been the past couple of days’

Best friend: DiDonato in good spirits after another round of surgery

Shooting victim DiDonato is upgraded to fair condition; few details known about incident as police continue investigation

Shooting victim DiDonato continues to recover after morning surgery

DiDonato update: Best friend says shooting victim is squeezing his hand and that his fight for life is a ‘miracle’

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