- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Jury selection in the new trial for a man convicted of gunning down four people at an Akron townhome is scheduled to begin this week.

Twenty-three-year-old Deshanon Haywood and another man were convicted in the drug-related slayings in April 2013.

Haywood’s new trial was scheduled to begin Monday with jury selection. He had his convictions vacated last fall after raising concerns about possible misconduct by prosecutors and false testimony from two witnesses. Special prosecutors from Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County are now handling the capital murder case.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (https://bit.ly/1AR3l4H ) the jury selection process is expected to take about two weeks, with testimony expected to begin at the end of the month.

Haywood could face the death penalty if convicted.



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