Jury to be seated in brutal beating, rape trial

Jury to be seated in brutal beating, rape trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jury selection began today in the armed robbery trial of an Albany man, charged with robbing a couple at gunpoint at an Albany motel last year.

Tayon Strozier is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and aggravated sexual battery. 

Prosecutors say February 20th at the Super 8 Motel on Palmyra Road, Strozier and another man, beat Henry Wallace with a baseball bat, then pistol whipped Mary Smith and sexually assaulted her. 

Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday, and then the trial begin.

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