Jury selection begins for Melanie Eam retrial
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
On Monday morning jury selection will begin in the new trial for the woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, shortly after he broke up with her then fleeing the state.
Melanie Eam is charged with the murder of 21-year-old James Barry.
Prosecutors said she brutally stabbed him to death at his home in the Loxahatchee Acreage in 2016 then fled to Maryland.
In September 2018, a judge declared a mistrial in Eam’s first trial after the panel was deadlocked.
Four jurors favored a conviction for second degree murder.
The other two panelists backed the lesser count of manslaughter.