Murder trial getting under way in JamestownJAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Jamestown woman.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Jamestown woman.
Twenty-two-year-old Janelle Cave is one of two people charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed, an immigrant from Somalia. His body was found in a ditch near Spiritwood on April 30, 2011. Authorities say he was beaten and stabbed.
The Jamestown Sun reports (http://bit.ly/wFNhWW ) that 12 jurors and two alternates will hear the case. Testimony is to begin Wednesday. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.
The trial for 34-year-old Leron Howard of Jamestown is scheduled to begin Aug. 7. He also has pleaded not guilty to murder and criminal conspiracy.