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Jury selection begins Monday in Stanley Cole trial

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Latasha Norman Latasha Norman

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) Despite the upcoming federal holiday, about 100 potential jurors in Jackson are being asked to report to court Monday.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger canceled court Friday due to the weather. Judge Yerger is presiding over the trial of Stanley Cole, who is charged with killing 20-year-old Latasha Norman in November 2007.

She was reported missing and her decomposed body found more than two weeks later in woods north of Jackson. Cole faces life in prison if he is convicted of killing his former girlfriend. The judge says a jury will be selected late Monday afternoon.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks after jurors are seated. And this exclusive sources say the jury will be housed in a Jackson hotel during the entire trial.

Cell phones and other means of communication will be taken away.

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