Trial set in death of boy at Fort Sill
BY Associated Press
Friday, February 08, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jury selection is set to begin for a soldier charged with first-degree murder in the starvation death of a 10-year-old boy at an Oklahoma Army base.
Pvt. Connell Williams was indicted by a federal grand jury for the May 5, 2011, death of Marcus Holloway, the son of Williams' girlfriend, at Fort Sill.
Jury selection for Williams' trial is to begin Monday at the U.S. Courthouse in Lawton. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Williams and the boy's mother, Candice Holloway, allegedly deprived the boy of food during a period of months until he starved to death. Holloway has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder as part of a plea agreement in which she will serve 30 years in federal prison and testify against Williams.
Williams has pleaded not guilty.