TRIAL BLOG: Harry Coleman trial - Jury Selection

Robert Schwerin, Jr.
Robert Schwerin, Jr.
Harry Coleman
Harry Coleman

Action News 5 will be in the courtroom for the duration of the Harry Coleman trial.  Coleman, a Cordova businessman, is accused of second degree murder in the death of FedEx mechanic Robert Schwerin, Jr.

According to police, the shooting happened on February 6, 2009, in the parking lot of the Trinity Commons Shopping Center on Germantown Road in Cordova.

Once a jury is selected, Action News 5 will bring you regular updates from the courtroom for the length of the trial.

By Jamel Major - bio | email

Monday, roughly 50 potential jurors packed the Criminal Division 6 Courtroom for jury selection.  Once the jury is selected, it will be sequestered for the length of the trial.

Harry Ray Coleman faces second degree murder charges in the death of Robert "Dutch" Schwerin.

The shooting happened in February 2009 during a fight over a parking spot at the Trinity Commons Shopping Center in Cordova.

According to an affidavit of complaint, after the fight, Coleman went to his vehicle and retrieved a handgun. Then, he allegedly walked back to where Schwerin was standing and shot him in the torso.

Schwerin died from the gunshot wound, and the medical examiner's office ruled his death a homicide.

Schwerin was a father of three children and he worked as a mechanic at FedEx for over 20 years.

Attorneys for the prosecution and defense had no comment on the trial.

Coleman is currently free on $500,000 bond.

We've linked to some of our past coverage of this story in the column to the right of this text.  Look for the links in the section labeled "Also on WMCTV.com."

Check back for regular updates once the trial begins.

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