Right now is day 4 of a excessive-profile homicide case in Pasco County.
Jury choice started Monday for Adam Matos, accused of a horrific home violence crime three years in the past.
The 32-yr-previous is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, Megan Brown, her new boyfriend, Nicholas Leonard, and each of Brown’s mother and father in Hudson in 2014.
Detectives consider the attainable motive was jealousy over Brown’s new relationship.
Opening statements haven’t began but, because the case continues to be within the jury choice part.
On Monday, about 50 individuals who have been pre-screened for attainable jury placement have been requested to remain for additional questioning.
“In case you are chosen as a juror on this matter–in case you discover the defendant responsible past an inexpensive doubt, the punishment within the State of Florida for that’s both life imprisonment or dying,” Circuit Decide Mary Handsel stated.
A number of potential jurors have been dismissed Wednesday as a result of they stated they might not, underneath any circumstances, think about capital punishment.
If Matos is discovered responsible, the 12 jurors will must be unanimous in a suggestion for the dying penalty.
The trial is predicted to final no less than three weeks.