Attorneys began selecting the jury on Monday in the trial of 49-year-old Bobby Rex Stribling. He's accused of killing 74-year-old Glenn Thomas in June 2007.
Thomas was beaten at his law office in downtown Jesup. He died two weeks later from head injuries.
Court officials say the jury should be seated and the trial should begin next week for Stribling, who pleaded not guilty to malice murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with intent to rob, aggravated battery, burglary and theft by taking.
The jury is being selected from residents in Coffee County, about 60 miles west of Jesup, because of pretrial publicity.