Jury selected in Techel trial, opening arguments to proceed

A Wapello County jury was selected Wednesday in the first degree murder trial of Seth Techel.

Techel is accused of murdering his wife and their unborn child in 2012.

In court Wednesday, both the state and defense continued to question potential jurors; focusing on how much they knew about the case; whether through media or word-of-mouth, and what their meaning of justice is.

At the end of questioning, nine men and six women were chosen, three of them being selected as alternates.

After the jury was sworn in, Judge Daniel Wilson reminded those in the courtroom that they were not to discuss the case with each other or the public until being dismissed.

Opening arguments are set for Thursday at 9 a.m.