HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jury selection begins Monday for a high profile murder case in Hancock County. Timothy Evans is the man accused of strangling his elderly landlord to death.
Investigators tell WLOX News Evans rented a room from 70-year-old Wenda Holling at her home in the Kiln. The landlord went missing January 5th, 2010. Less than a month later, her body was found on a roadway in Harrison County.
Investigators say Evans confessed to strangling Holling with his bare hands after she caught him trying to steal a bank card out of her purse.
But the case has taken several twists and turns since Evans was arrested. He has filed several lawsuits against authorities, all of which have been dismissed or withdrawn. He was also ordered to undergo a psych evaluation. Officials confirm that has been completed.
Evan's trial is expected to start Tuesday. WLOX News will be in the courtroom for the start of the trial.
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