YOUNGSTOWN Jury selection is set to begin in murder trial
YOUNGSTOWN -- Jury selection was to begin today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for the trial of a Park Avenue woman accused in a 2001 homicide.
Sabrina Bray, 24, is charged with murder and a firearm specification.
Authorities say Bray shot and killed 29-year-old Alyson Bruckner of Youngstown on April 5, 2001. Bruckner's body was found in a field on Cloister Avenue, near Augustine Avenue on the city's East Side. She had been shot in the chest.
Her body was found by a passer-by.
Bray was indicted by a county grand jury in November 2001 and she was arrested during a traffic stop about a week later. Campus police at Youngstown State University found her in a car they stopped at Arlington and North avenues.
Under Ohio law, a murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life in prison. A conviction for the firearm specification would add three years, which must be served before and consecutive to the murder sentence.
Bray's trial will be in the courtroom of Judge Jack Durkin.