Opening statements to begin in Ariz. quintuple murder trialPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jury selection is set to wrap up Monday for an Arizona man accused in the 2006 killings of extended family of five in Mesa that included two children.
Opening statements in the trial of 34-year-old William Craig Miller can begin as soon as the jury is formed, either Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.
Miller is accused of fatally shooting 30-year-old Steven Duffy and Duffy's girlfriend, 32-year-old Tammy Lovell, in their east Mesa home on Feb. 21, 2006. Both were former employees of Miller's who were police informants against him in a 2005 arson case.
Also killed were Duffy's brother, 18-year-old Shane Duffy, and Lovell's children -- 15-year-old Cassandra and 10-year-old Jacob.
Miller already is serving a 16-year prison term after being convicted in March of burning down his Scottsdale home to collect insurance money.