Jury Selection Underway in Hester Trial

John Franklin Hester is on trial in Bladen County for the 2007 murder of Randolph Hughes.  Hughes’ grandson was also injured, but managed to get away and run for help.  Hester is also charged with kidnapping and robbery for another incident that occurred later that same day.

Eleven jurors have been seated thus far.  The court plans to seat twelve jurors and four alternates for the trial.

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