Jury selection for the trial of a Little Falls man charged with two counts of second degree murder took the entire first of two weeks scheduled in Morrison County District Court.
Jonathan Samael Greyblood, 31, Little Falls, will stand trial on charges that he murdered his wife, Jeanine Greyblood, 37, on the morning of Feb. 6.
As of Thursday afternoon, there had been 34 people interviewed; out of which 19 potential jurors were chosen during voir dire — preliminary examination of the jurors. A total of 21 jurors need to pass for cause before moving on to the next phase,
The attorneys from both sides will then use their strikes to come to 14 jurors seated for the trial.
Greyblood was charged with one count of second degree murder — a homicide that was committed with intent but without premeditation — and one count of second degree murder without intent while committing a felony. Both charges carry a maximum sentence of 40 years imprisonment.
Greyblood pleaded not guilty on both counts in Morrison County District Court, June 14.
The jury trial will begin as soon as a jury has been seated. Greyblood will be represented by Susan Gaertner and Kristin Stock of Lathrop GPM. John D. Gross from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and Assistant Morrison County Attorney Laura Welle will serve as the prosecution. The trial will be heard by Morrison County District Court Judge Antoinette Wetzel.