Jury selection begins for 2016 Ottawa Co. murder case

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OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. — Jury selection has begun in a 2016 Ottawa County murder case.

Andrew Jones is charged with first degree murder for the 2016 death of John Woods, 35. Authorities say the two got into a fight at a residence in Miami and Jones stabbed Woods to death.

The trial was originally expected to begin back in July, but was delayed for Jones to undergo a mental health evaluation. Jury selection in the case has been going throughout Monday.

The defense is expected to argue Jones acted in self-defense and is justified under the “Stand Your Ground” law.

Jones’ attorney could call nearly a dozen witnesses to the stand, including Jones himself, another man who is a convicted drug dealer who says he sold drugs to Jones and various other character witnesses.

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