Jury selection to begin in Richard Conte's 2002 murder trial

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    Richard Conte (Photo from Nevada Dept. of Correction)
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    CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the capital murder trial of a former doctor charged in a decade-old double slaying in central Arkansas.

    Jury selection began Thursday in Conway in the capital murder trial of 63-year-old Richard Conte.

    Conte was charged with two counts of capital murder in 2011 in the 2002 shooting deaths of 49-year-old Carter Elliott and 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Robertson in Conway.

    He has pleaded not guilty.

    The charges were filed shortly before Conte was released from a Nevada prison where he served a sentence for kidnapping his ex-wife, Lark Gathright-Elliott - who was once married to Carter Elliott.

    Prosecutor Cody Hiland is not seeking the death penalty in the case. Conte faces life in prison without parole if convicted.

    THV's Lauren Scott is there and will have the latest developments live on "THV 11 News at Noon" and a full report on "THV 11 News at 6:00".

    Twitter: @LaurenA_Scott

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