|Published:||Jul 17, 2012 9:58 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 17, 2012 9:58 PM EDT|
PUNTA GORDA Fla.- After two days of screening a jury has been seated in the civil suit that Nathan Lee has brought against the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Lee alleges that the Sheriff is responsible for the death of his wife, Denise Amber Lee back in 2008 because they failed to respond to a 911 call made by Jane Kowalski who witnessed his wife's abduction. Charlotte County Circuit Court Judge Christine Greider had to make a quick decision after the jury had been selected. One of the prospective jurors had allegedly made "inappropriate physical contact" with another juror.
Judge Greider immediately dismissed the potential juror and replaced her with anoterh person. As jury instructions wrapped up for the day, Judge Greider sent everyone home to prepare for opening statements Wednesday morning. Lee addressed the media after the trial adjourned for the day saying "Obviously myself and my family have been waiting for this day for a very long time, this happened way back in 2008, we are very anxious to get this started", said Lee. Attorneys for the Sheriff did not wish to comment about the case. Opening statements will be heard starting tomorrow morning followed by testimony by Nathan Lee about his wife's murder.