Jury seated in trial of LOFS man charged in fatal hit-run

2013-11-26T18:15:00Z 2013-11-26T22:52:09Z Jury seated in trial of LOFS man charged in fatal hit-runTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 26, 2013 6:15 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | Jury selection in the upcoming trial of a Lakes of the Four Seasons man charged in the death of a Lake County Jail officer concluded Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Cozmanoff, 43, is accused of failing to stop after a crash that killed jail officer Britney Meux, 25, and injured three other officers as they jogged along 93rd Street on in March 2012. Cozmanoff faces 12 felonies and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

Two days of intensive questioning to produce a 12-member jury concluded about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court.

Opening statements, testimony and presentation of evidence in the case is scheduled to begin about 9:15 a.m. Monday before Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez.

Meux died at the scene. The injured officers were David Murchek, Latasha Johnson and Delano Scaife.

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