Jury selection starts in 'snowball murder' case

September 29, 2009 10:41:56 AM PDT
Jury selection has begun for a Philadelphia man accused of fatally shooting a teenager over a snowball fight. Twenty-five-year-old Jose Mendez is charged with murder for allegedly shooting 15-year-old Teven Rutledge in the head in Feb. 2008.

Police say Rutledge was having a snowball fight with friends when Mendez was accidentally struck. They say he went home, returned with a gun and shot Rutledge in the side of the head. Rutledge died a day later.

Jurors are being picked Tuesday and attorneys for both sides say opening statements could begin Wednesday.


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