A jury has been
seated in the murder trial of Charles “Steve” Stephenson.
Stephenson allegedly murdered Leigh Jennings, Aspen Ridge, Aurora, in
late March 2012.
The five men and
seven women, with four alternates elected, will decide Stephenson's
fate in Dearborn Circuit Court over the next two weeks beginning at
10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8.
Last month Dearborn
County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard filed papers he would be seeking
life without parole instead of the death penalty.
Jennings was killed
March 29, but her body was not found until a week later.
According to court
documents Stephenson had borrowed money from Jennings, whom he met a
barber shop where she worked. He was in financial difficulties, and
had hoped to borrow more.
The documents note
Jennings did not trust banks and kept a large amount of cash in her