Jury Selection Begins in Parental Kidnapping Trial

February 4, 2006 - Posted at 2:05 p.m. CST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Jury selection has begun in Carthage in

the kidnapping case of Daniel Porter.

Lawyers and a judge questioned yesterday questioned about 125

potential jurors in a Jasper County courtroom. About 80 potential

jurors go through more questioning on Monday.

After a jury is selected, they'll be brought to the Kansas City

area. The trial starts Tuesday in Jackson County. Judge Michael

Manners ordered that a jury be brought in from Jasper County

because of extensive pre-trial publicity.

Porter is charged with kidnapping his two children,

seven-year-old Sam and eight-year-old Lindsey, in June 2004. If

convicted, he faces nearly 40 years in prison.

Authorities have found no signs indicating if the children are

dead or alive.

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