WAUSEON, Ohio (WTVG) - The trial of James Worley has begun with jury selection in Fulton County. A large number of potential jurors reported for duty Monday with another 120 reporting in tomorrow. It's expected the process will continue all week.
Worley, 58,. is accused of murdering 20-year-old Sierah Joughin in July 2016. The University of Toledo student was abducted while riding her bike home on a rural highway in Fulton County. Her body was discovered in a field three days after she was reported missing.
Worley faces charges of aggravated murder, murder, abduction and felonious assault. He's also charged with heaving weapons under a disability, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and gross abuse of a corpse.
Worley could receive the death penalty if convicted.
The trial could last up to a month. 13abc's Alexis Means is covering the case and will provide updates.