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Jury Selected for Trial in Teen's Boot Camp Death

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Jury selection is complete for the trial of seven Florida Panhandle juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse charged in the death of a 14-year-old.

Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet swore in the group of 10 Thursday.

The group includes four alternates.

The trial is scheduled to begin October 3rd and last eight days.

Martin Lee Anderson died in January 2006 after being taken to a hospital from the now-closed Bay County Juvenile Boot Camp.

He had been sent to the camp for a probation violation and became
lethargic during a physical fitness test shortly after arriving.

An exercise yard videotape shows seven guards repeatedly hitting the boy with their fists and knees. The camp nurse is accused of watching but doing nothing during most of the 30-minute encounter.

The seven guards and the nurse face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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