Before jury selection started on Monday, Aubrey Trail pleaded guilty to one charge in the Sydney Loofe murder trial on Monday.
Trail, 52, pleaded guilty to improper disposal of human remains, "a legally strategic move just before the start of his trial," according to the Omaha World Herald. The OWH said by pleading guilty it could mean "some grisly photos of Loofe's body" may not be shown to the jury. Trail has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder and faces the death penalty.
The trial began on Monday morning in Saline County District Court, and jury selection is expected to take at least one day. The entire trial is scheduled to last at least three weeks.
According to the OWH, Trail appeared in the courtroom in a wheelchair. His attorney stated earlier that his client has suffered a stroke and two heart attacks since his incarceration.
Monday's jury selection process was moved to the Wilber American Legion Hall due to the large number of potential jurors, the OWH stated.
For more details, read the Omaha World Herald story here.
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