Jury selection underway in Domino's murder trial

July 30, 2012 10:08:59 AM PDT
Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a Domino's Pizza manager in Knightdale.

Twenty-four-year-old Kenny Ring was beaten to death with a baseball bat back in January 2010 while working at the store. Officials said robbery was the motive and $1,500 was missing from the store the night Ring was attacked. Ring died two days later from his injuries and became the first ever murder victim in Knightdale.

It took investigators eight months to make any arrests in the case, but and Travis Sherman and Domino's employee Nico Bowers were both arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Bowers was working and called 911 the night of the attack to say he discovered Ring's badly beaten body.

Both men were 20 years old at the time of the murder.

Travis Sherman is now 22 years old and will turn 23 in two weeks, in the midst of his murder trial.

Sherman's attorney asked Wake Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway to keep Ring's sister from watching the trial from the courtroom. She may be called as a witness in the trial and the defense attorney did not want her to hear the testimony of others. Judge Ridgeway overruled and will allow the sister to watch in the courtroom.

Jury selection is expected to take a few days and prospective jurors were told that the actual trial could last three weeks or longer.

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