Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Virginia State Trooper Junius Walker

DINWIDDIE, Va. (WRIC) – The jury selection is set to begin Monday morning for the man accused of killing Virginia State Trooper Junius Walker more than three years ago.

Russell Brown is accused of killing Walker on the side of Interstate 85 back in March of 2013 in Dinwiddie County.

Walker walked up to a car stopped on the side of the interstate to see if the driver needed help. That is when the driver, believed to be Russell Brown, opened fire before running into the woods and tearing off his clothes.

According to Brown’s lawyer, he claims God made him kill Walker.

Brown’s state of mind will also be a significant factor in the case after he was found incompetent to stand trial in 2014. It has since been determined he is competent enough to go to trial.

Brown is now facing eight felony charges including capital murder.

The jury selection could take multiple days and the trial is scheduled for 4 weeks, although the prosecution does not expect it to last that long.

 

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