Worley trial breaks until Monday

(WAUSEON)--- The pool of potential jurors in the trial of James Worley was narrowed to 50 on Thursday. The process of selecting 12 jurors and 6 alternates will continue on Monday of next 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.

Individual questioning of potential jurors continued Thursday. Some were dismissed because they said they would not be objective in the death penalty case.

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.

Some people around Wauseon said they were paying close attention to the case. Opening statements should begin next week and the trial could last up to a month.

13abc's Alexis Means is covering the case and will provide updates.