A 30-year-old Columbia County murder, once considered a cold case, moves forward today.
Jury selection begins this morning in the case against Curtis Forbes. He is accused of killing Marilyn McIntyre in 1980, in Columbus.More >>
JEFFERSON (WKOW) -- A jury from Jefferson County is being selected Monday for the homicide trial of Curtis Forbes, who is charged with killing an 18-year-old acquaintance near Columbus three decades ago.
The jury panel is being picked outside of Columbia County because of publicity surrounding the case.
Authorities alleged Forbes killed Marilyn McIntyre in 1980. Authorities said a follow-up investigation during the past several years revealed Forbes' DNA was mixed with McIntyre's blood in a bathroom sink. Authorities also said a witness claimed in recent years Forbes boasted of carrying out the killing.
The trial's opening arguments from the prosecution and defense are expected Tuesday.