JURY IS SEATED IN MURDER CASEFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A jury has been selected for the capital murder trial of an Arkansas man who was arrested in Oklahoma in the stabbing death of a University of Arkansas student in March. Zachariah Scott Marcyniuk, 29, could face the death penalty if convicted in the killing of 24-year-old Katie Wood. Wood was Marcyniuk’s ex-girlfriend. She was found stabbed to death in her apartment on March 9. TEXAS
SHOOTING ISN’T SELF-INFLICTEDFORT WORTH, Texas — Officials confirmed Monday that the woman who was found dead with her husband Sunday was shot by another person, and they earlier ruled that the husband had shot himself. Makasha Colonvega, 34, was shot multiple times by a handgun, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. Irving police officer Pablo Colonvega, 36, was a U.S. Army reservist on active duty when the shooting occurred Sunday.
DNA MAY LEAD TO TEEN’S BABYSAN ANTONIO — Prosecutors have taken DNA samples from a baby born to a teen from a polygamous sect who had refused to reveal the infant’s whereabouts. The state attorney general’s office said investigators took swabs and photos Monday of the girl born in mid-June. The newborn’s mother is 17 and a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. State officials believe the girl was married to a man in the sect when she was 14. Someone under 17 generally cannot consent to sex with an adult in Texas. MISSOURI
PAROLE BROKEN IN PORN CHARGEJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The former chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder admitted to using an online dating service despite a ban on personal Internet use following his pornography conviction. Eric Feltner pleaded guilty in August to displaying sexually explicit materials. He was sentenced to six months in jail but that sentence was suspended, with the conditions that he stay off the Internet except for business purposes. From Wire Services