A jury of twelve along with two alternates have been seated for the re-sentencing of Melvin Knight, who was convicted of murder connected with the 2010 torture-slaying of a mentally disabled woman.
The Tribune-Review reports that the re-sentencing hearing will begin on November 5th, and the jury will be charged with setting the sentence for Knight. He faces the death penalty for a guilty plea in 2012 to first-degree murder and other charges in connection with the death of Jennifer Daughterty. Knight was originally sentenced to die by lethal injection, but the sentence was overturned in 2016 by a state appeals court.
Defense attorneys say that Knight has a mental handicap and is not eligible for the death penalty.