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.