Jury selection continues in murder trial

Willie Wilks Jr.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Jury selection in a Youngstown capital murder case entered its second week on Monday.

Willie Wilks Jr., 42, is accused in the death of Ororo Wilkins, 20, and the wounding of Alexander Morales, 24, last May. At the time, Wilkins was holding a 5-month-old baby in her arms, but the baby was not hurt. Police said Morales was shot while trying to get into the house.

The shootings happened on Park Avenue on the city’s North Side. Police said Wilks was at the house looking for Wilkins’ brother.

During Wilks’ arrest by the U.S. Marshals Task Force , police recovered a semi-automatic handgun along with $1,680 in cash.

If convicted, Wilks could face the death penalty.

Court officials said jury selection may last until Friday.

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