Jury selection for Snelson trial underway

Around 300 queued up Monday to find out if they’d be eligible jurors for what’s bound to be one of Kelowna’s most high profile murder trials.

Around 300 queued up Monday to find out if they’d be eligible jurors for what’s bound to be one of Kelowna’s most high profile murder trials.

Jury selection in the trial of Neil Snelson started at 9 a.m., and was slated to run through the first two days of the week.

The Kelowna father is accused in the cold-case murder of Jennifer Cusworth. Her body was discovered dumped in a ditch beside Swamp Road Oct. 16, 1993, following a party on Richter Street the night before.

Snelson, a local Christian musician who was actively involved in the First Lutheran Church, was arrested in 2010 after new DNA evidence provided a break in the case.

The trial will start once jury selection is complete, and is scheduled to continue for four weeks.


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