Jury Selection Begins in First of Five Beating Death Trials
Derrion Albert was beaten to death while walking home from school last year
Updated at 5:30 PM CDT on Monday, Dec 6, 2010
Jury selection began Monday in preparation for a trial against one of the teens accused of beating Fenger High School student Derrion Albert.
The accused, a 14-year-old, is a juvenile and has not been publicly identified. Four other teens are also awaiting trial.
Albert died after being beaten while walking home from school in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood in September 2009. His relatives said they believe Albert was targeted because he refused to join a South Side gang.
The violence was recorded on a cell phone camera and the incident captured national attention.
Published at 5:28 PM CDT on Dec 6, 2010