Jury selection begins in deadly Delaware prison riot

SMYRNA, Del. -- Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of 18 inmates charged in connection with a deadly prison riot in Delaware.

It happened in February 2017 at the James Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

LISTEN: Exchange between inmate, negotiator in Del. prison hostage situation

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Action News listened all night to the back and forth between one of the inmates and a hostage negotiator.

Lieutenant Steven Floyd was held hostage and then murdered during the 18-hour standoff.

RAW VIDEO: Procession for body of Sgt. Floyd

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The body of Sgt. Steven Floyd was given a police escort on Thursday afternoon.

Two other prison guards were also hurt, and a female counselor was also held hostage during the incident.

Sixteen of the inmates are charged with first degree murder, assault and kidnapping.

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16 charged with murder in Delaware prison riot. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 5pm on October 17, 2017.

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