Jury seated in trial of ex-OPD officer accused of shooting son

Jury seated in murder trial of former Orlando police officer accused of shooting son

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Jury selection began on Monday in the murder trial of a former Orlando police officer.

Timothy Davis Sr. is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his 22-year-old son which occurred following an argument on Oct. 1, 2011.  Prosecutors claim he was enraged when he shot Timothy Davis Jr. and point to surveillance video which captured Davis Sr. firing at his son.

As jurors were seated, Davis Sr. sat quietly, reading his bible.  He later took notes on those who could potentially determine his fate.  Many had said they had seen the media coverage of the high-profile case.

Davis Sr. has told investigators that he and his son got into a fight inside his Apopka home.  The fight then moved outside.  Davis Sr. has said that he fired in fear for his life, after he was seriously injured during the fight.

Opening statements are expected to begin on Tuesday.  Davis Sr., 48, could spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted.

 

FOX 35's Shannon Butler contributed to this report.

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