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Jordan murder trial begins jury selection

Jordan was in court all day to hear jury selection (Source: WALB) Jordan was in court all day to hear jury selection (Source: WALB)
The D.A. vowed to fight for justice for Burch and his family (Source: WALB) The D.A. vowed to fight for justice for Burch and his family (Source: WALB)
FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -

The second person charged in connection with the murder of a Fitzgerald Lottery winner faced a judge on Monday.

Wayan Malik Jordan spent the day in court, as jury selection got underway.

Jordan and six others are accused of killing Craigory Burch in January 2016... shortly after Burch won more than four-hundred-thousand dollars on a lottery ticket.

The district attorney vowed to seek justice for Burch and his family, the defense looked for people open to hearing Jordan's side of the story.

Jordan could face life in state prison if he's convicted in the murder of Craigory Burch Jr.

He is charged with malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police say Jordan, along with 6 other people, all believed to be in the G Shine Blood gang, broke in to Burch's home and killed him in January of 2016.

Burch had just won nearly a half million dollars off of a lottery ticket. 

Jordan, chatted quietly with his lawyers and occasionally glanced up at the judge or potential jurors. 

The first round of more than 50 potential jurors who arrived for jury selection at the Ben Hill County Courthouse, answered questions from attorneys about their knowledge of the case, relationship to any defendants or witnesses and their views on gang violence. 

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