Harris Jury Selection

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jury selection has slowed down in the capital murder trial of Westley Devon Harris who is accused of killing six members of his girlfriend's family in south Alabama.

Court officials say questioning of 130 potential jurors likely will continue into the weekend, and attorneys expect to hear testimony from witnesses beginning Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Harris is accused of killing his girlfriend's parents, three brothers and grandmother on Aug. 26, 2002, at their rural homes in Rutledge, about 50 miles south of Montgomery. He has withdrawn his initial plea of not guilty by reason of mental defect, but has not immediately filed a new plea.

The jury selection process has been closed to the media and the public.

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