Jury Selection Underway for Jeena Roberts Bail Jumping Trial

Jury selection has begun for the bail-jumping trial of a former Texas Tech student who pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter, last year.
Jury selection has begun for the bail-jumping trial of a former Texas Tech student who pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter, last year.

The selection process for Jeena Roberts’ trial is expected to take some time, however, due to the media attention the case has received.

The defense is concerned that the coverage has already caused people to make up their minds about Roberts.

Last week, the judge denied Roberts’ request for a change of venue.

In November 2012, Roberts pled guilty to one count of intoxication manslaughter and another count of intoxication assault and was sentenced to 15 years.

Roberts was ordered to report to jail in January 2013, but was a no-show.

She was later captured in Houston and brought back to Lubbock.

If convicted of skipping bail, Roberts could be sentenced to an additional two to 10 years in prison.

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