|Published:||Aug 27, 2013 12:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 27, 2013 7:54 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A little more than a year after a Cape Coral meat salesman was shot dead, a jury has been chosen for the trial of the man accused of pulling the trigger.
Kenneth Roop is charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Nick Rainey.
The prosecution and defense asked the potential jury a number of questions, wanting to know everything about them. One of the questions was, "Did any of you do door-to-door sales? What about your children?"
The defendant Kenneth Roop appeared calm, composed, even smiled at times, and was dressed to impress.
The Cape Coral man is on trial for second degree murder with a firearm, and looked at each potential juror in the face as they answered questions.
July 25th, 2012, police say the victim, Nick Rainey, 30, was going door to door selling meat in a Cape Coral neighborhood. Records show he was on Roop's property, when Roop pulled into the driveway, and shot Rainey twice: once in the shoulder, and again in the head.
Last month, on the anniversary of Rainey's death, his family spoke exclusively to WINK News.
"Anytime I needed something he was there for me," said brother Chad Rainey
"It's been total hell. It's been total hell from day after day. We'll never forget what happened," said Rainey's mother Louise Pirigyi.
Roop told police at the time, he shot Rainey because the meat salesman was trespassing on his property.
Rainey's family was not in the courtroom for the day of jury selection, but Roop's family was there to support him.
Roop did get a chance to see his family up close for a minute, and he got emotional, even wiping a few tears from his eyes.
His trial is expected to last this week.
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