ROXBORO, N.C. — Jury selection began Wednesday for a former state trooper accused of trying to kill his wife.
Prosecutors say Bobby Regan plotted with a girlfriend, Linda Lee, to kill his estranged wife. Danielle Regan was shot in July 2003 as she got out of the shower inside her home. The bullet hit her in the chest, but she survived.
The prosecution claims Regan tried to kill her because he did not want to be married and he wanted their house. Weeks before the shooting, Danielle Regan had taken out a restraining order against her husband, claiming he had threatened to kill her.
Prosecutors argue Lee and Regan drove by the house the night of the shooting, but Regan was the person who fired the shot. Defense attorneys say Regan did not have anything to do with the attempted murder.
If convicted, Regan faces 10 to 30 years in prison. Lee is also charged in connection with the shooting.
So far, seven jurors have been selected in the case. At the end of opening statements, the first witness expected to testify is Danielle Regan.