Security tight as jury selection begins in Hamad murder trial - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Security tight as jury selection begins in Hamad murder trial

Posted: Updated:
WARREN, Ohio -

After months of court proceedings that followed the deadly gunfire outside of a Howland man's home, jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Nasser Hamad.

Given the amount of media attention this case has received, the court is preparing for a lengthy jury selection process that could take days. Increased security will be in place throughout the trial's proceedings. 

Hamad faces two counts of aggravated murder and several counts of attempted murder in the February shooting outside Route 46 home.

The gunfire claimed the lives of 20-year-old Josh Williams and 19-year-old Josh Haber and left others three injured.

Hamad's defense team is preparing to argue self-defense.

Court records show they plan to use a psychologist to prove Hamad feared for this life the day the violence broke out.

Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice put the prosecution's effort to block this type of witness testimony on hold last month calling their motion premature. The court also denied the state's request to throw out the entire initial argument of self-defense.

So far there's no indication of any possible plea deal in the works. 

Stay with 21 News for continuing coverage of the trial. 

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Semi-truck rolls over in North Jackson

    Semi-truck rolls over in North Jackson

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:40:31 GMT

    A semi-truck crashed and rolled onto its side on Route 45 in North Jackson on Tuesday.  

    More >>

    A semi-truck crashed and rolled onto its side on Route 45 in North Jackson on Tuesday.  

    More >>
  • Jury pool narrowed in Hamad capital murder trial

    Jury pool narrowed in Hamad capital murder trial

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:14:27 GMT

    After four days of questioning potential jurors in the Capital murder trial of Nasser Hamad, the court has narrowed the jury pool to 40 individuals. 

    More >>

    After four days of questioning potential jurors in the Capital murder trial of Nasser Hamad, the court has narrowed the jury pool to 40 individuals. 

    More >>
  • Cafaro Co. offers land, incentives for new Amazon HQ

    Cafaro Co. offers land, incentives for new Amazon HQ

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-10-17 23:02:29 GMT

    The deal is getting sweeter for Amazon to build it's second headquarters here in the valley. The Cafaro company announced it would give land close to the Eastwood mall complex to Amazon and then provide them with 20 million dollars in seed money to build their new headquarters here. Amazon is looking for a new location to build a second headquarters in America.  They plan to invest five billion dollars in it and employ nearly 50,000 people there. The Regional Chamber along with...

    More >>

    The deal is getting sweeter for Amazon to build it's second headquarters here in the valley. The Cafaro company announced it would give land close to the Eastwood mall complex to Amazon and then provide them with 20 million dollars in seed money to build their new headquarters here. Amazon is looking for a new location to build a second headquarters in America.  They plan to invest five billion dollars in it and employ nearly 50,000 people there. The Regional Chamber along with...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms