Jury Selected in Rowry Trial

Jury selection was completed Monday in the case of a former west Alabama police chief on trial for manslaughter.

Former York police chief, David Rowry, was indicted for manslaughter in January for the September 2008 shooting death of Joe Bell, 51. The incident happened during lunch time at Church's Chicken in York.

Three of the courthouse entrances, usually open to the public, were blocked off for security purposes. Extra law enforcement officers are on duty as well.

Two hundred people were summoned to court as potential jurors. Court officials say that is higher than the usual number.

Opening statements will be made Tuesday morning. The trial could last several days.

If Rowry is found guilty, he could face from 10 to 20 years in prison.


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