Jury selection begins for Oklahoma man in students' deaths
June 16, 2021
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five.
Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said opening statements could begin as early as Wednesday in the trial of 58-year-old Max Leroy Townsend. Townsend, of Tuttle, is facing three counts of second-degree murder and multiple counts of fleeing the scene of an accident. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
The February 2020 crash in the Oklahoma City s...