JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection in the trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is expected to resume Wednesday.
Hill was elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. He wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012, but the charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008.
The indictment accuses Hill of using his office for personal gain. Defense attorneys maintain the accusations are attacks by political rivals.
Attorneys are trying to whittle down a pool of 150 potential jurors to a pool of 36. They will then choose a panel of 12 jurors and a handful of alternates from that pool.
Created: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:14:53 EST
Updated: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 04:14:53 EST