With jury selection completed the Marcia Trimble murder case will begin at 8:30 this morning. The jury consists of seven women and five men.
The first witness is expected to be Virginia Trimble, Marcia’s mother.
9-year-old Marcia disappeared Feb. 25, 1975 while delivering girlscout cookies. Evidence found when her body was discovered led police to believe that she had been sexually assaulted and strangled to death.
Jerome Barrett was convicted earlier this year of murdering Vanderbilt University student Sarah Des Prez in 1975.
He was arrested and charged with Marcia’s death in early 2008. Prosecutors, in opening statements will tell the jury that Barrett's DNA was found on Marcia's blouse.
The trial will be streamed by several local stations and TruTV may also carry the trial.
Sprocket here. Like a commenter mentioned, Steve Huff of True Crime Report was from the Nashville area before moving to Georgia, and has written extensively about the Trimble case on his old blog, True Crime Weblog. Here is a link to the stories he as previously written on that blog.