Jury seated in Albany murder trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A jury has been seated in the murder trial of two Albany men charged with killing an Albany businessman four years ago.

Four men and eight women were chosen for the proceedings.

Jordan Harris and Ezekial James are on trial for the armed robbery, shooting, and subsequent death two months later of former Lee County Commissioner and Albany business owner Walter Phelps.

The twelve jurors were struck from 100 potential people in the high profile trial. During selection, prospective jurors filled out questionnaires answering questions about shopping at Phelps' store, and pre-trial publicity.

Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

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