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Jury seated in pastor's trial
by Jebb Johnston
Aug 05, 2014 | 322 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Opening arguments are set to begin this morning in the case of a pastor accused of sexual battery.

In the case against Timothy Daniel Nall, a jury of 12 with two alternates was seated in Alcorn County Circuit Court about 2 p.m. Tuesday and dismissed for the day a short time later while the court took up some pending motions.

Hearing the case is Judge James L. Roberts. Nall is represented by Phil Hinton, and Assistant District Attorneys Greg Meyer and April Bostick were at the state’s table Tuesday afternoon.

Among the motions before the court, Roberts denied the defense’s request to use a photograph taken in the home where the alleged crime occurred during the opening argument. There was also discussion of whether to exclude reference to prior convictions of a particular witness and how to handle the redacted portion of a taped forensic interview if it is played before the jury.

About 30 spectators sat in the courtroom after the jury was seated. Roberts told jurors he believes the trial can be completed this week.

The indictment against Nall on a charge of sexual battery was made by a grand jury in June 2013. He is the former pastor of Farmington Baptist Church.
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