Mankato Murder Jury Selection Complete 14 Sep 11

The jury selection for a murder trial in Mankato was completed today. 35-year-old Joel Marvin Munt of Burnsville has been charged with 1st-degree murder for the fatal shooting of his ex-wife in a Mankato parking lot last year. During the jury selection process this week, a total of 42 potential jurors were questioned in court out of a pool of 60 candidates. The defense excused 15 jurors, while the prosecution excused only one. Opening statements in the trial are now expected to begin Wednesday morning at the Blue Earth County Justice Center. Munt faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.