AKRON, Ohio - It has been nearly two years since a Twinsburg police officer was gunned down in the line of duty. Monday, the trial is expected to get underway.
There have been many delays in the capital murder trial of 25 year old Ashford Thompson, but it now looks as though the trial will begin Monday.
At 9 o'clock Monday morning, the trial of an accused cop killer is expected to get underway.
Ashford Thompson is accused of murdering Twinsburg police officer Josh Miktarian on a Sunday morning in July of 2008.
33-year-old Miktarian was shot several times in the head during a traffic stop.
Miktarian joined the force in 1997. He was the first Twinsburg police officer to ever be killed in the line of duty.
Monday, jury selection for Thompson is expected to get underway. In April 2009, he plead guilty to all of the charges, but a legal loophole allowed him to withdraw the plea.
A full week has been set aside for jury selection. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will start questioning a pool of 150 potential jurors.
Thompson could get the death penalty if convicted. After a jury is seated, the trial is expected to start May 24.
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