CLARION, Iowa (AP) — Opening statements are set to begin in the first-degree murder trial of a man charged with killing a Rockwell City police officer.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/1kN3fqP ) opening statements are scheduled Wednesday morning in the trial of 33-year-old Corey Trott. A 14-person jury was selected Tuesday afternoon.
Prosecutors say Trott fatally shot 37-year-old Jamie Buenting in September 2013 during a standoff at Trott’s house in Rockwell City. Officers say they were trying to arrest Trott after an alleged assault on his mother.
Trott has pleaded not guilty. A mental health evaluation earlier this year determined he is competent to stand trial.
The trial was moved to Wright County at the request of defense attorneys.
The photo is from the scene of the crime.