August 8, 2002 at 5:05 PM CDT - Updated August 2 at 5:13 AM
Preliminary jury selection began for 18 year old William Jessie Hodges, Thursday.
Back in January, Hodges confessed to choking 24 year old Tonya Boaz in her home after making sexual advancements at her. Boaz was found dead in the bedroom of her Smith County home. Hodges faces capitol murder and aggravated sexual assault charges. His trial is set for August 26th.