Opening Statements Set to Begin in Netherland Trial

The jury trial in a nearly 20-year-old cold case will likely begin Wednesday.

Theodore Netherland is charged with premeditated first-degree murder. The prosecution accuses him of killing Karen Estes outside of Hillcrest Community Center back in 1989.

The jury selection process continued Tuesday. Each side gets the opportunity to eliminate 12 potential jurors from two separate 18-member pools.

Judge Evelyn Wilson's office told 13 news Tuesday that the trial will likely begin after 10 a.m. Wednesday.