Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jury picked, testimony to begin

The last two of these types of cases netted the defendants 22 "stacked" life sentences.

Will the "beat" go on?

Jury picked in sexual assault case


Eleven men and one woman will determine this week whether a local man sexually assaulted a child at least 10 times.

Mark Norris, 45, was arrested Feb. 20, 2008, and charged with 10 counts of sexual assault of a child.

The victim came forth in January 2008, according to the indictment. She told police Norris had sexually assaulted her in New Braunfels from March to December 2006.

Comal County Chief Felony Prosecutor Sammy McCrary will read the jury that indictment at 9 a.m. today. Norris then will enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

Judge Charles Ramsay of the 22nd Judicial District will preside over the trial.