Opening statements are expected this morning in the murder trial of Timothy L. Humphrey, accused of arranging the murder his former lover.
Attorneys took two days to pick a jury to hear the case. Humphrey could receive the death penalty if found guilty of masterminding the murder of Sandee Rozzo, a former co-worker who had accused him of assault. Prosecutors say Humphrey cooked up a plan for his wife, Ashley Humphrey, to kill Rozzo.
Ashley Humphrey shot Rozzo to death outside the victim's Pinellas Park home on July 5, 2003. Ashley Humphrey, in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence, has agreed to testify against her husband during the trial, which should take at least a week.