Truck Driver Faces Manslaughter Sentencing

2-28-06 - A Polish truck driver is facing the sentencing phase of his manslaughter trial for causing an accident that killed 10 people in Sherman back in 2004. Jury selection began on Tuesday morning.

Miroslaw Jozwiak pled guilty to ten counts of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault late last week. Each guilty count carries up to 20 years in prison each, but Jozwiak could serve his sentence on each count concurrently.

750 jury summons were sent out, ordering citizens to appear before 59th District Judge Rim Nall this morning for possible selection. Of those 750, only 188 showed up to court.

Attorneys for both sides hope to take those 188 and eliminate 38 people from consideration. That leaves 150 prospective jurors to go through the interview process, known as voir dire.

They hope to be done with this process today and have 12 jurors plus alternates seated.