OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection is complete in the murder trial of a man charged with killing two one-time Auburn University football players and a third person at a party.
Opening statements are expected Friday afternoon in the trial of 24-year-old Desmonte Leonard.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Leonard for the shooting that also wounded three more people at a party in Auburn in 2012. The dead included former Auburn football players Ladarious Phillips and Ed Christian.
Leonard has pleaded not guilty. His lawyers say the shooting was in self-defense.
Leonard surrendered after a three-day manhunt.