Distant jurors to hear Mississippi police killing trial

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Capital murder defendant Marquis A. Flowers is escorted into the Lincoln County/Brookhaven Governmental Complex by Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing, left, and other law enforcement officers on Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Brookhaven, Miss. Jurors will be chosen from northern Mississippi later this year and taken to the southern part of the state for the death penalty trial of Flowers who is charged with killing two police officers in 2018. (Brett Campbell/The Daily Leader via AP)

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Jurors will be chosen from northern Mississippi later this year and taken to the southern part of the state for the death penalty trial of a man charged with killing two police officers in 2018.

Marquis Flowers is now 28.

The Brookhaven officers, Cpl. Zach Moak and patrol officer James White, were shot to death while responding to a call about shots being fired at a home.

A judge decided Thursday that jury selection will begin Nov. 8 in Lafayette County. The trial will happen in Pike County, just south of where the killings happened in Lincoln County.

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