|Gajdik jury selection underway|
|Written by Chandra L. Mattingly|
|Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:22 PM|
Gajdik, 39, faces six felony charges in connection with a shooting and burglaries Sept. 6 in northern Dearborn County. If convicted on all counts, he could face over 200 years in prison.
Jury selection began Monday, Aug. 6, with 11 jurors selected by the end of the day, said Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. Chosen were eight women and three men, all white. The jury pool included only one African-American, who was excused.
Tuesday's goal was to select one more juror and four alternates in the morning, with the trial itself to begin at 1 p.m., said Negangard. The trial is expected to continue into next week.
Gajdik is charged with attempted murder, burglary and robbery with serious bodily injury, all Class A felonies; burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon, both Class B felonies; and auto theft, a Class D felony, according to the information filed in Dearborn Circuit Court.
Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James Humphrey appointed attorneys John Watson and Gary Sorge to defend Gajdik.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:41 PM|