Jury selected in Jovan Belcher murder trial

(CNN) — Five female alternates were chosen Friday afternoon in the trial of an Arizona man accused of murdering his estranged wife because she was dating a man with whom he shared child custody.

Jury selection was complete for Daunte Wright, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Kim Potter.

Four men and five women were picked to hear the case. Two of them had formerly served as attorneys.

Potter, 31, was found shot to death in her West Fork, Arizona, home in April 2012. Police said a custodial agreement ordered her to live at her husband’s home and that he was upset because the two were growing apart.

Potter’s father and a family friend are expected to testify. Jurors will have the option to consider testimony given by a fourth witness, Brian Potter, who is Kim Potter’s brother-in-law and a visiting bus driver for the family.

The trial is expected to begin April 16.

Potter’s mother, Lamilia Potter, sat near the front of the courtroom, as she did when jury selection began last week.

Kim Potter was about to start her second season with the Sonoran Desert Mavericks, an adult recreational basketball team. A 2005 graduate of San Carlos High School in Maricopa, Arizona, she was playing on a recreational league in Tucson before her arrest.

Daunte Wright, the former football player for the Wildcats and Arizona State University, is the father of Kim Potter’s daughter, now 1½.

This is the fourth case of violence prosecutors say Wright was involved in, including the fatal shooting of the actor Kevin Bacon and the shooting of his friend, actor Robert De Niro, in New York in 1990.

In recent years, he has pleaded guilty to speeding and aggravated assault and is serving time for a shoplifting conviction.

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