A jury of six women and six men will hear the murder charges against Chattooga County resident Michael Bright. The jury was selected yesterday morning at the Chattooga County Courthouse in Summerville and opening arguments began around 1:30 PM.
Bright is accused of shooting and killing Richard Shawn Harris of a Halls Valley Road address in Trion on October 9, 2007. Bright is being represented in court by Summerville attorney Albert Palmour. Bright claims self-defense in the shooting.
District Attorney "Buzz" Franklin is trying the case which will continue today in Chattooga County Superior Court.