Jury selection ends in Auburn murder trial

By Katherine Kington - email | Twitter

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - The jury was selected Wednesday evening in the trial of David "Newt" Pitts.

Investigators say on January 3rd, 2009, around 3:30 a.m.  22-year-old Asia Scott and 20-year-old Cierra Cobb were shot at Webster's Crossing Mobile Home Park in Auburn, AL.

Police found Asia Scott lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound to her chest and Cierra Cobb sitting in the passenger seat of a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say Scott was conscious and breathing but unresponsive.

Both women were taken to the East Alabama Medical Center where Scott later died.

Cierra Cobb received surgery for her injuries and survived.

By the time Pitts was connected to the crimes, he had fled from Alabama.

With the help of the U.S. Marshals, Pitts was arrested at a motel in Carrollton, Texas in January of last year and charged with murder.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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