Murder trial begins for Mauricio Torres

KNWA

UPDATE: The trial will start tomorrow, February 26, at 1:30 p.m.

Seven women and five men are seated on the jury and one male and two females are alternates.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Attorneys interviewed more than a hundred potential jurors in a high profile murder case.

Jury selection began today in the re-trial of Mauricio Torres.

Torres was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2016 for the death of his 6-year-old son Isaiah.

The state Supreme Court though overturned the conviction saying the state did not prove its case for the death penalty.

In court today, 101 potential jurors were divided into three groups for questioning.

So far, only three have been selected, 2 women and one man.

Opening statements are scheduled for February 28.

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