Jury selection underway in Verma trial
Sep 9, 2013 / 11:30 am
Jury selection has begun in the first-degree murder trial of Joelon David Atish Verma, who is accused of killing Brittney Lee Irving in April, 2010.
The process got underway Monday morning at the Kelowna Courthouse with hundreds of prospective jurors cramming themselves into multiple courtrooms, waiting for their names to be called.
The trial is expected to take up to six weeks and the Crown expects to call dozens of witnesses.
Once the jury has been selected, Crown Counsel Iain Currie will call his first witness and begin presenting evidence.
Jordan and Alexander Watt are representing Verma, while Madam Justice Alison J. Beames is presiding over the trial.
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