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Jury Selection Delayed In N.C. State Tailgate Murder Trial

Posted July 11, 2005

— The trial of a man involved in a double fatal shooting at a tailgate party last year in Raleigh has been delayed.

Timothy Johnson is accused of killing two men in the parking lot of Carter-Finley Stadium during an N.C. State football game in September 2004. He is already serving time in prison for a home invasion.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday, but it has been delayed until July 18. The jury selection process could last a couple of weeks, and the trial could take another three weeks.

Johnson's younger brother, Tony, also has been charged in the shooting deaths of Kevin McCann and Brett Harman.

Tony Johnson's trial is scheduled to start in October. Both men could face the death penalty if convicted of the slayings.

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