Lawyers in the case of a Memphis man accused of shooting six people including his brother and two of his brother’s children are in Nashville Monday looking for potential jurors.
Because of concerns over extensive media coverage of the killings, 16 jurors will be selected in Nashville for the Memphis trial of Jessie Dotson, 35, for the March 2008 Lester Street murders of four adults and two children.
Dotson allegedly killed his brother Cecil Dotson, along with the three other adults, during an argument between the two and then began killing witnesses including the two children. Jessie Dotson is accused of trying to kill three other children, whom he critically injured. All the children belonged to his brother.
Dotson’s attorney requested jurors be selected from Nashville after the majority of potential Memphis jurors appeared to have already formed an opinion on the case.
The trial is scheduled to begin later this month.