Jury Selection Begins In Hutchinson Murder Trial

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ Jury selection has begun in the trial of a 33-year-old man charged with killing a Hutchinson woman.

Billy Joe Craig and Charles Christopher Logsdon are charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Jennifer Heckel. Investigators have said they believe the men planned to rob someone else and went to the wrong house and killed Heckel. Her 5-year-old son was home at the time, and he alerted neighbors, who called police.

The Hutchinson News reports that Logdson's trial began Tuesday with jury selection, which was expected to last two days. Logsdon's lawyer, Jim Pratt of Wichita, told prospective jurors his client was innocent and only learned about the case through others.

Prosecutors say the case could last at least a month. Craig will be tried separately.

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Information from: The Hutchinson News, http://www.hutchnews.com


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