Verma Trial: Jury selection underway in Kelowna murder trial

Joelon David Atish Verma is accused of killing Brittney Lee Irving in 2010, his trial begins this week

  • Sep. 9, 2013 10:00 a.m.

A third of the courtrooms in the Kelowna Law Courts were used to pick the jury in the Joelon Verma murder trial Monday.

More than 300 people filled in the courthouse’s two largest courtrooms, while a third courtroom is being used to select 12 jurors and two alternates for the case.

Verma, who is in his early 30s, is charged with first degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Brittney Lee Irving on April 6, 2010.

Once selection is complete, the trial is expected to get underway in front of the jury and Justice Alison Beames.

It is scheduled to last six to seven weeks.

By Cheryl Wierda, Capital News contributor

Kelowna Capital News