Jury seated in James Worley trial

A jury has been selected in the James Worley trial. Opening statements are expected to happen today.

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.

120 jurors were called on Tuesday, March 6. Several were dismissed because they already had made a decision on Worley's guilt or innocence. The judge in the case that this is a death penalty case and jurors could be required to make a decision based on the verdict.

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.

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