Couey Trial Gets Underway

2-12-07

The much-anticipated trial of John Couey is underway today. He's the man accused of killing nine-year old Jessica Lunsford.

His trial was moved from central Florida to Miami because of the media attention the March 2005 slaying received. Jury selection started this morning.

On Sunday hundreds of bikers gathered in the little girl's honor. The victim's father, Mark Lunsford continues to stand strong in the face of his tragedy. Couey has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, sexual battery on a child, kidnapping and burglary.

Authorities found Jessica's body after Couey reportedly told them where to look near her home in Homosassa. She had been missing for about a month.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.


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