- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Four alternate jurors have been selected for the voluntary manslaughter trial of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of an unarmed black man.

Local media outlets reports all four alternates were selected on Wednesday. With that selection, opening statements in the trial of Randall Kerrick are scheduled for Monday.

All of the alternates are white. The 12 seated jurors include seven whites, three blacks and two Latinos.

Kerrick is accused in the September 2013 death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&M; football player. If convicted, the 28-year-old Kerrick faces up to 11 years in prison.


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