Jury chosen for trial

A 12-member jury has been chosen in the trial of Andy Brown.

The two-day process of interviewing prospective jurors concluded shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, when Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman announced a jury has been seated. More than 150 people were questioned and considered as a potential juror, before prosecutor John McDonough and defense attorney Michael Hills agreed on the 12.

The struggle to find a jury centered on issues such as conflicts with work, people who knew or were related to witnesses or who were potentially biased and could not serve impartially.

Brown, 37, who is accused of murdering Sturgis-area accountant David Locey last October, has been in jail since the incident. The trial, which could last as long as three weeks, begins at 8 o’clock this morning.

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