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Arroyo Jury Selection Delayed

A jury was not picked in the murder trial of a Tyler man, as was expected Monday. Jury selection is set to take place Tuesday.   Saul Arroyo, 25, is charged with the 2001 shooting death of Joel Garcia.  For four years, Arroyo was a fugitive in Mexico.  

He was captured by U.S. marshals in March and brought back to the U.S. for prosecution. If convicted, he faces life in prison or the death penalty. Judge Cynthia Kent said the reason the jury was not picked today, is because the defendant was seen by the jury panel before the trial while he was being escorted. That's an automatic mistrial.  

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.


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