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Golphin Brothers Case Gearing Up for Trial

Posted January 5, 1998 12:00 a.m. EST

— All parties in the upcoming trial of two brothers accused of killing two law enforcement officers met Monday and made some preliminary decisions about the trial.

James Walen, attorney for one of the Golphin brothers, told WRAL that the jury will be selected in Johnston County and will be transported daily to Cumberland County for the duration of the trial.

Kevin and Timon Golphin are charged in connection with the September shooting deaths of Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputy David Hathcock and North Carolina State Trooper Ed Lowry. Lowry had stopped the Golphin's vehicle along Interstate-95, and called for extra help. Hathcock happened to be nearby when the call for assistance went out.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin March 2. Monday, the judge determined this will be a capital case. Also Monday, the Golphins were arraigned. Each pleaded not guilty on all charges.