BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky man will face a retrial on a charge of murder starting Wednesday and a judge says he may move the proceedings to a new county if a jury can't be seated.
Marshall County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust on Thursday ordered jury selection for George Luna to start in Marshall County, but opened the possibility that it could be moved to Calloway County if finding an impartial panel proved impossible.
The state Supreme Court ordered in 2010 that Luna was entitled to a new trial.
The Paducah Sun reported (http://bit.ly/HiTVCQ ) that Foust will allow prosecutors to seek an enhanced penalty of life without parole for Luna if he's convicted. Prosecutors plan to argue that Debra Hendrickson's 2007 death coincided with robbery and arson.
Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com