The trial of a Crothersville man accused of conspiracy to murder the chief deputy prosecutor and two others was set to resume this morning in Jackson Circuit Court.
John A. Shoultz III faces two Class A felony counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Two witnesses took the stand Monday after Prosecutor Rick Poynter and defense attorney Alice Bartanen Blevins offered opening statements to the 12 jurors and two alternates impaneled for the trial.
Those witnesses were two of the reported targets in the case — Chief Deputy Prosecutor Amy Marie Travis and Shoultz’s former attorney, John T. Roche of Jennings County.
Questioning of prospective jurors started at 8:30 a.m. Monday with Jackson Circuit Judge Bill Vance presiding. He has cleared the docket through Wednesday for the trial.
Shoultz, 24, is serving 58 years in prison after a circuit court jury found him guilty in June of murdering his father in May 2009.
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