Jury selection begins in nun murder case

| June 6, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a suspected nun killer.

Reehahlio Carroll is accused of murdering Sister Marguerite Bartz in Navajo, just north of Gallup on Halloween night 2009.

The 64-year-old was living alone in her convent home in Navajo, when she was beat with her own flashlight after confronting a burglar.

Investigators say Carroll, 18, was looking for money to buy drugs and booze and that he knew a parish had cash from collections and fundraisers because he admitted robbing the parish a few weeks earlier.

Carroll's defense asked a judge to bar any mention of the fact Bartz was a nun or that the murder took place at a parish, the judge denied that request.

The prosecution could call as many as 54 witnesses in the case.



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