Murder trial begins in Fannin County

FANNIN CO., TX - A jury is selected for the capital murder trial of a Fannin County man accused of killing three of his family members.

Thomas Taunton is accused of killing three of his family members in 2012, then dumping their bodies along Highway 11 in Grayson County.

A jury of 5 women and 7 men has just been selected, with two men serving as alternate jurors.

The charges against Taunton are murder and capital murder--if found guilty of capital murder, Taunton could face life in prison without parole.

The prosecution is not seeking the death penalty in this case.

Tuesday, court resumes at 8:30 a.m., when we'll begin to hear the prosecution's case against Taunton.

We'll have a reporter in the courtroom for the next several days, and bring you updates on News 12 as the trial progresses.


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