Family and friends of Hannah Hill gathered at the gazebo next to Springfield Lake Sunday afternoon to remember Hannah Hill.
AKRON, Ohio - A Summit County jury was seated late Friday afternoon in the high profile murder case of 33-year-old Denny Ross, accused of strangling Hannah Hill in 1999.
Ross is being retried after his first trial ended in a mistrial.
The jury will consist of nine women and three men.
The trial will start on Monday with the jury viewing two locations, including the Akron Ellet neighborhood where Hill's body was discovered. Opening statements will follow the jury view.
Judge Hunter told the jury pool that the trial could last eight weeks. Prosecutors and defense attorneys could potentially call hundreds of witnesses.
Ross is charged with murder, felonious assault and abuse of corpse.
Hill, 18, was found in the trunk of her Geo Prism in May of 1999 on Caine Road.
Police said she had been raped, beaten and strangled.
Ross went on trial in 2000, but a judge declared a mistrial after she learned the jury had discussed a lie detector test which wasn't admitted as evidence.
Hill's family has said the two knew each other because they shared the same circle of friends, but they were not dating.
Hill disappeared after leaving her parents' home for a late-night visit with Ross at his Springfield Township apartment, police said.
While out on bond for the Hill case, Ross raped an Akron woman and is currently serving a 25-year sentence for that attack.
Ross has maintained his innocence in the Hill murder and said he was insulted by plea deal offers presented by prosecutors in July.
Prosecutors said they have DNA evidence that wasn't available at the 2000 trial, including samples from the victim's fingernails and the trunk liner of her car.
NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com will have complete coverage of the trial beginning on Monday.
Denny Ross murder case
After being convicted of the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill in Akron, Denny Ross is headed to prison for at least 19 more years.
A jury convicted him of a 1999 murder last week. This afternoon, a Summit County judge will sentence Denny Ross for the crime.
Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver met 18-year-old Hannah Hill in 1999 and warned her ' If you keep hanging with this crew, you will be dead in six months."
Jurors in Akron have found Denny Ross guilty of murdering Hannah Hill in 1999.
After deliberating for about five days, jurors have reached a verdict in the Akron retrial of Denny Ross for the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill.