Jury selection in the murder trial of Charles Pilkinton is going painfully slow today, with only 2 prospective jurors having been chosen as of 2 PM.
Pilkinton was charged in the murder on November 15, 2008 of 66 year old Raymond Tobin. Tobin was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car on Inda Drive shot twice in the back of the head. According to reports, when police arrived at the scene Pilkinton admitted to killing Tobin.
Pilkinton was represented by Shreveport criminal defense attorney Daryl Gold when the case went to trial last fall When the jury was unable to reach a verdict as to Pilkinton’s guilt, a mistrial was declared. Bossier DA Schuyler Marvin said at the time that he would retry Pilkinton.
The prosecution is once again being represented by Assistant Attorney General Clifford Strider.
We will keep you posted as the trial continues.