Jury selection begins in Virginia Tech trial
Jury selection began Monday in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of two Virginia Tech students killed during a campus rampage nearly five years ago.
The trial is being held in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Christianburg.
University officials will be asked to defend their actions of April 16, 2007, when a student gunman killed 32 people, then himself on the Blacksburg campus. It was the most deadly shooting spree in modern U.S. history.
The jury pool was being drawn from the county, home to Virginia Tech, with attorneys selecting nine jurors, including two alternates. The trial is expected to last all week.