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Jury Selection Begins In Theer Trial

Posted September 7, 2004

— Jury selection is expected to last several days in the trial of a woman accused in a deadly love triangle.

Jury selection in the trial of Michelle Theer was supposed to start Tuesday morning, but it was delayed until mid-afternoon. The judge in the case and court administrators still had issues to sort out with attorneys before jury selection began.

Theer is charged with murdering her husband, Air Force Capt. Marty Theer. Theer has been held without bail since her arrest two years ago.

U.S. Marshals say they found Theer living in Florida three months after her indictment and think she was trying to leave the country. Theer had even altered her appearance through surgery.

Prosecutors believe Theer searched eBay for body bags before her husband's death.

Theer's lover, Army Sgt. John Diamond, is serving a life sentence for the murder.

A gag order is in place, so attorneys cannot discuss the case. The entire trial is expected to last almost three months.

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