Jury selection begins in east Oklahoma abuse trial
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
POTEAU — Jury selection is under way in the trial of a 62-year-old Oklahoma man charged with child neglect and sexual abuse after his nine children were found living in squalid conditions.
Meanwhile, the man's wife pleaded no contest late Friday to multiple counts of child neglect and enabling child sexual abuse. The Southwest Times Record reports her sentencing is set for Feb. 22 in Poteau.
The Associated Press is not identifying the man or woman to protect the identities of the children.
Court records said the children were filthy and unable to recite the alphabet when they were taken into state custody in 2011.
Jury selection continues Tuesday. In October, a judge declared a mistrial in the man's case because too many potential jurors had formed opinions on the case.