Jury selected for Campbell Co. school shooting trial

(WBIR) A jury of six men and six women has been selected for the trial of a man accused of the 2005 deadly school shooting in Campbell County.

Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood decided to select jurors in Hamilton County in order to get an unbiased jury for Kenneth Bartley's trial. The jurors will travel to Campbell County and will be sequestered.

Officials accuse Bartley of shooting and killing a vice principal, along with injuring two other administrators, at Campbell County High School when he was 14 years old.

In 2006, Bartley pleaded guilty to the school shooting in exchange for a lesser sentence. But in 2011, a judge threw out Bartley's previous guilty plea, after his attorney argued that authorities pressured the teenager into the plea without discussing it with his parents.

Bartley's trial is set to begin Monday.


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