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Jury Chosen for Murder Trial of Manchester Teen
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A jury has been selected for the trial of a Manchester teenager charged in the 2012 shooting deaths of his grandparents.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the selection of the jury for the first-degree murder trial of 18-year-old Isaiah Sweet was completed Thursday morning. It's made up of 10 women and two men.
Lawyers were still choosing alternates.
Opening arguments in the case are expected Thursday afternoon.
Sweet is charged in the death of his custodial grandparents, 55-year-old Richard Sweet and 62-year-old Janet Sweet. Their bodies were found May 13, 2012, in their Manchester home.
Isaiah Sweet was arrested the next day in Cedar Rapids.
A judge ordered the trial moved to Dubuque County from Delaware County.