Huden jury selection begins

The trial of James Huden, the alleged triggerman in the 2003 murder of Russel Douglas on South Whidbey, began Tuesday afternoon with jury selection.

The Island County Prosecutor’s office said jury selection was expected to last until Wednesday morning and opening arguments would begin either Wednesday afternoon or early Thursday.

The case is likely to draw national attention with a crew from Dateline NBC attending the proceedings. Douglas, 31, was allegedly lured to his death at the hands of Huden by Huden’s mistress, Peggy Sue Thomas, who will be tried separately.


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