UPDATED: Jury chosen for Brian Horn capital murder trial - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports


UPDATED: Jury chosen for Brian Horn capital murder trial

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A jury has been chosen in the capital murder trial of Brian Horn.

Prosecutors say the jury will report back to the courtroom at 1 p.m. for a meeting to discuss plans to transport the 12 to DeSoto Parish.

DeSoto Parish District Attorney Richard Johnson said 61 potential jurors were chosen for the trial and selection for the final 12 jurors and 3 alternates began Monday in East Baton Rouge Parish. The trial will be held in DeSoto Parish.

Horn accused of kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Justin Bloxom of Stonewall in March of 2010.

DeSoto Parish deputies say the 36-year-old twice-convicted sex offender and cab driver posed as a 15-year-old girl via text message to lure Bloxom out of a friend's house in March 2010. The boy's body was found in a wooded area along U.S. Highway 171 the next day.

Jury selection was originally supposed to begin in June of 2013 in Lafayette, but delays in the trial have pushed it back.

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