Jury selection begins in Robert Petty case - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jury selection begins in Robert Petty case

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of an Indiana man accused of murdering his ex-wife.

While walking to court on Tuesday, Petty refused to respond to questions from reporters.  His family also indicated they had nothing to say.

The trial has been rescheduled from back in July.  Petty is accused of murdering his ex-wife and dumping her body in the summer of 2010.  Police say Petty led them to the location of Nina Keown's remains in August of 2010 after she had been missing for around three weeks.

After repeatedly saying he had nothing to do with her disappearance, authorities say Petty admitted to police that he choked her at his home after an argument over a phone call and that he later took her body to Bethlehem Hill where he dumped her body.

Petty is charged with murder, removing a body from the scene of a crime, and obstruction of justice.

Potential jurors were asked about everything from whether they had any connection to local law enforcement to their opinions on the legalization of marijuana.

Petty could face from 45-60 years in prison if convicted.

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