The jury that will decide Neil George Snelson’s guilt or innocence in the 1993 killing of a Kelowna teen has been chosen.
Jury selection was completed earlier this week in Kamloops’s courthouse, where the manslaughter case will be tried at the end of the month. A change of venue was granted last year when it was decided that the case had fully saturated the Okanagan.
In 2011, he stood trial in Kelowna on a charge of first degree murder in connection to the death of Jennifer Cusworth.
A jury in that case found him guilty of manslaughter, but Snelson successfully appealed for a new trial, arguing that Justice Alison Beames erred in allowing jurors to watch a certain portion of his videotaped police statement.
Snelson’s four-week trial begins on May 25.