Jury selection in the trial of a man charged with murder and first-degree sodomy of a 6-year-old Winchester boy will enter its third day Wednesday in Woodford Circuit Court.
Circuit Judge Rob Johnson moved the case in which Lewis "Buck" Ballard, 51, is charged in the death of Wesley Mullins to Woodford County from Bourbon County last week in order to seat an impartial jury.
Mullins' body was found in August 2007 in a garage on Main Street in Paris.
On Tuesday, potential jurors were interviewed about their knowledge of the case and sentences, including the death penalty, that could be imposed if Ballard is convicted.
Jurors interviewed included people who had no knowledge of the case and others who saw details about the case on television or read about it in the newspaper. A few said they found the case disturbing or sad but were not necessarily excused for those feelings.
A few said they were not surprised that a jury wasn't seated in Bourbon County because it's a small town.
A first-grade teacher who was excused said it would be hard for her to consider Ballard innocent until proven guilty.