WYNNE, Ark. (AP, abc24.com) - Jury selection is under way in the trial of a man accused of beating an elderly woman to death with a brass cross inside a northeast Arkansas church.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that attorneys questioned a handful of people Monday as they look to seat a jury in the capital murder trial of Rene Bourassa, Jr. He's charged in the June 2010 death of 80-year-old Lilllian Wilson of Hamlin.
Wilson was found dead inside Central United Methodist Church. Investigators say she suffered blunt force trauma to the head and that the suspected murder weapon was a brass cross. The cross was found on the floor of the church's worship area with blood on it.
Jury selection is expected to last much of this week with the trial beginning Monday.
Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com