Trial for man who killed Trumann Arkansas police officer starts soon

(WMC-TV) – Opening Statements could start as soon as today in the trial of the man accused of killing a Mid-South Police officer.

The jurors have been seated in the capital murder trial of Jerry Lard, and an alternate juror has been chosen as well.

However, they are in need of one more alternate before opening statements can be presented.

The death penalty is on the table for Lard, who prosecutors say shot Trumann, Arkansas, officer Jonathan Schmidt last year.

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