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Jury selection difficult in Moss Point murder trial

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Selecting a jury is again proving difficult in the case of a Moss Point teen charged with capital murder. Tevin Benjamin, 15, is the fourth teen to be tried for the murder of Michael David Porter.

The Laurel man was shot to death in 2008 after stopping to ask for directions in Moss Point. Back in May, jury selection was started in Warren County; however, there were not enough suitable jurors to be found. The trial was postponed and moved back to Jackson County.

This time around, the 100 plus called as potential jurors have been questioned individually over the last two days.

Assistant District Attorney Brice Wiggins told WLOX News that was to ensure a fair jury is seated.

Two others teens were convicted of capital murder in this case, and another of accessory.

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