Jury selection underway in trial of man accused of shooting four to death
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WCHS/WVAH) —
A man accused of killing four of his family members, including an 8-year-old boy, in Lawrence County in 2017 will be on trial Tuesday.
Arron Lawson is facing four counts of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of four family members from Pedro, Ohio, that happened two years ago.
On Monday, the court is in the process of picking the jury.
In 2017, Stacey Holston, her 8-year-old son, Devin Holston, and Stacey’s mother, Tammy, and Donald Mcguire — all of Pedro, Ohio - were found shot to death in their home two years ago.
Stacey’s husband, Todd Holston, also was stabbed multiple times but survived.
The crime led hundreds law enforcement agencies on a 36-hour manhunt from before Lawson was captured and arrested. Lawson is facing 13 charges, including aggravated battery, the rape of Stacey Holston, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Monday the first motion filed by the state was approved by the judge for a jury view of the scene of the crime. Questioning of potential jurors started in January and was completed on Thursday.
The final jury is expected to be selected Monday afternoon. There were about 50 jurors who entered the courtroom Monday for more than 15 minutes until they were released for a three-hour break.