Jury selection underway for Chambers County murder trial

Jury selection underway in Chambers County murder trial
Updated: Apr. 30, 2018 at 11:45 AM EDT
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CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Jury selection for an almost five-year-old murder case is underway in a Chambers County courtroom.

In June 2013 on County Road 53 investigators in Chambers County said they discovered 32-year-old Jarrad Smith shot and killed inside a home.

Investigators said Smith was shot while in the shower with another woman who is the ex-girlfriend of murder suspect Kason King.

The ex-girlfriend previously testified she saw King holding a shotgun near the murder scene and  King told her that he should kill her too.
News Leader 9's Parker Branton sat down exclusively with the mother, sisters, and daughter of Jarrad Smith a few weeks before the trial date.

"There's not a day that goes by that he's not with me, or I don't think about him. He will never be forgotten he was a loving son a good hearted son and he's dearly missed," said Smith's mother Rose Smith. "I'm glad it's fixing to come to an end maybe we will have a little bit more peace."

The family of Smith agreed they want to see Kason King behind bars for the rest of his life.

Smith's sister said her brother was her best friend and his love for the family is dearly missed.

"It's been hard, it's been really hard for me… hard for everyone," said Smith's sister, Brandie Smith.

King is being represented by attorney Mark Carleton, while the prosecution's case is being presented by Assistant District Attorney Robbie Treese,

Cameras are not allowed in the courtroom according to Chambers County officials, but you can stay with News Leader 9 as this trial develops.

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