Jury selection begins in train crash trial

March 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a man accused of parking his SUV on a Metrolink track, causing a deadly derailment three years ago.Eleven people were killed in the crash near Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale.

Click in the Eyewitness News story window above to watch John Gregory's report from the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

Juan Manuel Alvarez, now 29, faces charges of murder and arson.

Alvarez' family said at the time they believed he intended to take his own life and did not mean to hurt anyone else, but he fled the car before the train plowed into it.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

 

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