Jury selection begins for murder trial in Sullivan County


The murder trial of a Sullivan County man accused of killing three family members began Monday morning.

Seth Denton is accused of shooting and killing his mother, stepfather and grandmother in August 2015.

District Attorney Barry Staubus and defense attorney Douglas Payne have been questioning potential jurors asking questions like if anyone has already formed an opinion, if they would have sympathy toward Denton because he was 19 when accused of committing the crimes, or if any of them has a family member or friend accused of or charged with first-degree murder.

The jury will decide if Denton is guilty of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

If convicted, Denton could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

News 5's Jess Griffith is in court and will have more on News 5.

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