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Jury Selection Starts in Shaw Dorm Death

Posted November 5, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— Jury selection begins today for the trial of three Shaw University students in the jumping death of a fellow student.

Meyun Donnell,25; Robert Smith,24; and Ronnie Wilson, 29; are charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of Antwan Merritt.

Merritt, who was 18, jumped from an 8th floor dorm during a fight last November. He died six hours later from injuries.

Two others, Curtis S. Wilson and Tyrone D. Hoy, will be tried separately.