Jury Selection Begins In Chelsea Brooks' Murder Trial

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In June of 2006, 14-year old Chelsea brooks was found buried in a field in Butler County. She was nine months pregnant.

51-year old Theodore Burnett is charged with capital murder and kidnapping of the Wichita girl.

Attorneys spent the day questioning potential jurors. At one point, defense attorneys asked for a change of venue, saying there has been too much publicity surrounding Brooks' death to find an impartial jury.

Judge Ben Burgess denied the change of venue request, saying there would be at least 250 potential jurors to chose from.

Testimony is expected to center around Everett Gentry, who pleaded guilty in his role in the crime and agreed to testify against Burnett.

Gentry said he set up the murder-for-hire scheme between Burnett and Elgin Robinson, the father of Chelsea Brooks' unborn child.

During a preliminary hearing, defense attorneys tried to prove Gentry was not a credible witness in the case because he changed his story to police several times during questioning.


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