MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Attorneys have chosen a jury of 12 people and 4 alternates for the capital murder trial of Michael Lee.
It took a week of in-depth questioning but now a jury has been seated; The trial will begin first thing Monday morning.
Friday afternoon, attorneys from both sides gathered in Judge Lockett's courtroom.
Michael Lee sat in a yellow shirt with his defense attorneys. Kyser Miree's parents also sat in the room. Lee is accused of shooting and killing Kyser Miree in his Midtown home in 2010.
The group is comprised of 12 women and four men. Five of them are black and eleven are white.
They were given instructions, such as avoid all media coverage, don't discuss the case, and don't do any research.
The case starts Monday morning, and is expected to last two weeks. But its been a long time since April 16, 2010.
This story began with a mystery: 23-year-old Chevron Engineer Kyser Miree was found shot in the head in his midtown home, dead.
In 2010, Miree's father Ben said, ""There's nothing to prepare someone for losing a son and living without him from this point forward."
The case stalled for a couple of months, but police arrested Bo Taylor, Jamal Lang, Earnest Wiggins and Michael Lee.
Authorities say Miree was shot execution-style during a robbery.
Former Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson, Jr. said, "The testimony is he was knocked to the floor. He's on the floor got his hands up and he is begging for his life and they pull the trigger anyway."
The three men testified that Michael Lee was the shooter.
In 2010, Mobile County Assistant DA Jill Phillips said, "Testimony is evidence, in most of our cases rely on testimony, that carries same weight as physical evidence."
All four men are charged with capital murder, and Lee will be tried first.
Defense attorneys argued for a change of venue, but Judge John Lockett denied that request.
So, all this week, attorneys have carefully questioned more than 80 people. On Friday, they finally settled on a jury.
Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Jill Phillips said, "It's been a long week, it's been a very painstaking process and we all worked very hard to get the fairest jury possible."
Defense attorney Art Powell said, "We think we got a very fair jury that's very capable of listening to the evidence in the case and we're ready to get started, and let's get down to the real facts of the case."
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