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Jury selection in Kareem Lane case begins Tuesday

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Kareem Lane will face a new trial starting August 25 in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday. Kareem Lane will face a new trial starting August 25 in the 1992 stabbing death of then-Muscogee County schools Superintendent Jim Burns. Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday.
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Jury selection in Kareem Lane's new trial is expected to begin Tuesday as scheduled, Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters announced Monday.

Lane is accused of killing Muscogee County school superintendent Jim Burns in 1992. A hung jury resulted in a mistrial in 2012, but now the lawyers are prepared to start all over again.

In July, Defense Attorney Stacey Jackson and the prosecution team stood before Judge Bobby Peters to argue motions before Lane's retrial. There is no new evidence in the case against Lane, who came under suspicion after witnesses said they saw his truck parked in Burns's neighborhood after the 1992 stabbing.

There was also some discussion over whether all the previous trial's rulings would stand, but Peters said with this being a brand new trial, both sides should present the case completely fresh. It was announced in January that a new trial would be coming.

The new trial is expected to begin August 25.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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