Jury Selection in Junkermeier Murder Trial 26 Mar 14

Five jurors were seated Tuesday in the first day of the first-degree murder trial of Brok Junkermeier.

The 19-year-old from Willmar is accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of 79-year-old Lila Warwick at her home just outside Willmar. Lila Warwick’s body was found in the basement of her home the afternoon of July 29, 2013.

Junkermeier was one of three young men accused in Warwick’s death. Lila Warwick’s grandson, 18-year-old Robert Warwick, is awaiting trial for first-degree murder in connection with her death.

Both young men have been in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $2 million bail since last year.

Sixteen-year-old Devon Jenkins pleaded guilty to a juvenile charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder. He is serving a sentence at Prairie Lakes Youth Detention Center in Willmar.

Jury selection resumes today in the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in Willmar.