DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Opening statements are expected Wednesday in the trial of a man charged with killing a high school girl in Iowa more than 40 years ago.
Jury selection was completed Tuesday for the trial of 66-year-old Jerry Burns, of Manchester. He's accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Michelle Martinko on Dec. 19, 1979, in Cedar Rapids.
Her body was found the next day inside her family's car at a Cedar Rapids mall. The trial was moved to Scott County District Court in Davenport because of pretrial publicity in Cedar Rapids. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.